Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it to be persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Black/ Blue/ Purplish
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hedera helix var. helix   FAMILY Araliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hedera helix   FAMILY Araliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 139-01-001:
Hedera helix   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Araliaceae in the southeastern United States (Graham, 1966)
Hedera helix var. helix

SYNONYMOUS WITH World checklist and bibliography of Araliaceae (Frodin & Govaerts, 2003)
Hedera helix ssp. helix

 

COMMON NAME:
English Ivy, Common Ivy