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English Ivy

Hedera helix L.

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Hedera helix (English Ivy) is a species of shrub in the family Araliaceae. They are climbers. They are native to Portugal, Cyprus, Morocco, Greece, Romania, Belarus, Turkey, France, Denmark, Israel, Tunisia, Latvia, The Netherlands, Algeria, Sweden, Armenia, Yugoslavia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Lithuania, Norway, Moldova, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Libya, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Lebanon, Albania, and Syria. They have simple, broad leaves and drupe. Flowers are visited by Platycheirus peltatus, Baccha elongata, Platycheirus dexter, and Leucozona lucorum. Individuals can grow to 6.3 m.

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EOL has data for 79 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of English ivy. View this species on GBIF