Toxicodendron radicans

Common Name:  Poison Ivy

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mature leaves young leaves--notice how glossy the young leaves are;  what is the leaf complexity?

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even younger leaves--notice the reddish tint in the youngest leaves there is often a great deal of variation from one individual to the next in the lobes of poison ivy leaves--some have many lobes like this one...
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...while others have only one or two lobes like these (and some have no lobes at all!) in the fall, the leaves turn red--poison ivy is one of the few plants in our area to have nice Fall color!
flowers in Spring--are these monocot flowers or dicot flowers?  How can you tell? กก