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Ivy

Hedera helix

Plant Data

Order:
Apiales
Family:
Araliaceae (Ivy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Green, yellow anthers, in umbels.
Fruit:
Purplish-black clusters of globular berries from November to January.
Leaves:
Evergreen. Dark green, glossy leaves with faint veins. 3 to 5 lobes but changing to oval with maturity.
Maximum Size:
30 meters spread.
Foraging Notes:
Slightly poisonous. Ingestion may result in burning in the mouth and throat, convulsions, fevers or a rash.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Pungent, attracting flies.
Other Names:
Common Ivy, English Ivy, European Ivy.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, rocks, walls, woodland.