If you see this out in the woods or around trees in shady places, carry it home and transplant to your garden. Just kidding! I took this pic for my fellow bloggers who have allergic reactions to poison ivy. Where I live, it grows like kudzu. It took me a couple of years to finally identify it. But, besides growing on the ground, it also vines up in the trees. And don't think rubbing up against it is the only way to suffer it. You can get the oil off of your dogs or cats, shoes, clothes, the leafless stems in winter, the smoke when it is burning, and if you mow over it with a lawn mower, it floats in the air for a while. I have gotten it all of these ways at one time or another. I have had it everywhere imaginable and it is a pain. It can also leave scars if you get enough on you.