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Western Poison Ivy
Spring foliage is shiny green. Spring 2009.
Poison Ivy gains a foothold in the Sonoran Desert only in
riparian habitat where there is plenty of water and shade. Come autumn the
changing leaves add a splash of color. This patch was found growing with
columbine at Mesquite Wash, Maricopa Co., Arizona, Oct. 27, 2002.
RANGE:Upland Sonoran Desert in well watered riparian habitats.
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