What does poison ivy look like? Poison ivy is found everywhere in the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. It is most common in the eastern and midwestern states. It is less common outside the United States, but still found on every continent.
- Usually has three broad, spoon-shaped leaves or leaflets, but it can have more. The phrase, “Leaves of three? Let it be.” may help you remember what poison ivy looks like.
- Grows as a climbing vine or a low, spreading vine that sprawls through grass (more common in eastern states) or as a shrub (more common in northern states, Canada, and the Great Lakes region).
- Often grows along rivers, lake fronts, and ocean beaches.
- Has bright red leaves and white or cream berries in the autumn.
This video is showing how poison ivy look like: