• Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

    Family: Anacardiaceae

    This plant can be found nearly anywhere in the continental United States. In Ohio, it usually grows as a woody vine that climbs up a tree trunk. But it can also spread along the ground, especially in the vicinity of an established vine.  The roots of the vine grow under the ground and often sprout up to form to what look like new plants.

  • Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

    Family: Vitaceae

    Riverbank grape is a climbing vine commonly found along rivers, streams, swamps, and marshes in Ohio. It can climb up a tree as high as 50 feet. As it grows up into the canopy and creates shading with its own leaves, it can potentially kill its host plant.

    Riverbank Grape