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weed most commonly confused for Poison Ivy is Virginia Creeper. This is
because it turns red in autumn, has a red hue to new growth in the spring
and summer, and has shiny pointy leaves through most of the year.
Don't misunderstand me; it is a weed (usually). It is used deliberately
in situations where the designer or garden owner doesn't have the time
to wait (7 years or so) for an ivy to grow. It can REALLY take over an
area in no time, consume small shrubs within a season, and is quite adept
at winding its way into and THROUGH building structures. Certainly not
friendly to Brick Home owners!