Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans

 

Poison Ivy is native to Georgia and widespread in North America. It can cause allergic reactions upon contact with its urushiol oil, leading to itching and blisters. It flowers with small greenish-white blooms in late spring, followed by white berries in the fall. Its leaves grow in groups of three and are shiny. While it's often considered a nuisance, it serves as a food source for wildlife and has been used in traditional medicine cautiously due to its toxicity.

 

Bible Verse

Matthew 14:16-21

Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over—twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.