I inherited this house plant a long while ago, and I am not sure what it is. After some research online, I think it does look quite a bit like poison ivy. I am not really sure, but it's the closest match I found.

Can you please help me identify this?

Thank you.

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I believe this is a grape ivy or Cissus rhombifolia



I believe (almost sure) this is an Acer griseum. If this turns out to be true, you have one of the most appreciated ornamental trees of all times.

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  • Thanks. It does indeed look quite similar. I also notice it has a lot of these tiny hairs on the smaller branches, like on this picture of acer griseum I found. Is there some way how to clearly distinguish poison ivy from acer griseum? Jan 24, 2018 at 15:03
  • I can't come up with any way right now, but you can try examining underside of the leaves.
    – VividD
    Jan 24, 2018 at 15:15
  • I attached a photo of the underside of the leaves to the question. But I'm not sure what to look for, as we don't have poison ivy here in Europe, should it be similar to the underside of nettle leaves? Jan 24, 2018 at 15:29
  • @Tom try criterium 3 on this web page: purplebutterflies.com/identify.html
    – VividD
    Jan 24, 2018 at 16:13
  • The leaf groups are alternating which points to the ivy. Jan 24, 2018 at 16:19

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