Is this poison ivy?

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  1. Krista2882

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    I got a rash after doing yard work on sunday so I looked around and found this plant that I think might be poison ivy. Is it? Thanks!
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's strawberry (but take more photos from the area where you were working -- I've seen the two grow close together in sandy soils)
     
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    That's a strawberry plant? It would actually grow strawberries?
    Ok I will take more pictures when I get home. The soil is sandy in that area.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, you can see an unripe green fruit at the top centre of the photo, as well as the back of another fruit (the leafy part) in the bottom right.

    It looks to be a wild strawberry, so the fruits will be small but delicious.
     
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    Ok, thanks! I double checked last night, and I don't see any poison ivy in that area (or anywhere in my yard). Just the strawberry plant. So I'm still trying to figure out what plant gave me the rash.
     

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