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Poison ivy is a plant that can cause a red and itchy rash if you come into contact with the toxic oils, called urushiol, found on the plant. You can also get poison ivy by touching clothing or animal fur that has been exposed to the plant oil. The rash from poison ivy cannot be passed from person to person. Poison ivy has 3 leaves coming off of a single stem and can be green, red, or brown in color. The saying, “leaves of 3, let them be”, is often associated with identifying plants that cause poison ivy. The rash can last from 1 to 3 weeks, may develop blisters, and can be quite severe in some cases.