When I first learned about poison ivy, I learned the very very basics of ID (it has 3 leaves, which technically isn’t even true) and that it was contagious (also not true). Over the years I have heard plenty of other not-so-true “facts” about poison ivy. I’ve collected some of the common facts and fictions around poison ivy into the quiz below. Detailed information on the answers can be found after you’ve submitted the quiz.

And if you’re looking to bone up on your poison ivy identification skills, I put together a field guide to poison ivy. And don’t forget to test your ID skills with our poison ivy ID quiz that tests your knowledge of poison ivy and some common lookalikes.