Hedera helix L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hedera helix L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Climbing to 30 m; young shoots and infl densely covered with small stellate to peltate hairs; lvs shining, dark green, dimorphic, those of flowering shoots narrowly elliptic to suborbicular-cordate, entire, the others broad, palmately 3- or 5-lobed; fr nearly black, with 2 or 3 pyrenes; 2n=48. Native of Europe, cult. in various forms and occasionally escaped, especially southward.