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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Poison ivy (Rhus radicans L.) is a woody perennial, reproducing by seeds and creeping root stalks. It is found in rocky fields, pastures, fence rows, on roadsides, railroad embankments, under telephone lines, and in rich alluvial woodlands. Poison ivy is native in Iowa and widespread throughout the United States and Canada. Earliest mention of poison ivy was made by Captain John Smith in 1609. J. P. Cornut described the plant in his work on Canadian plants in 1635. It has been shown that as many as 26 different kinds of birds arc responsible for the wide dissemination of poison ivy.

Publication Date

1956

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

63

Issue

1

First Page

359

Last Page

363

Copyright

© Copyright 1956 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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