Hedera helix (Ivy)



Hedera helix

Photo of Hedera helix

Hedera helix, climbing up a tree

Hedera helix, climbing up a tree

Flowers and fruis of ivy

Flowers and fruits of ivy

Hedera helix L. (Ivy)

Perennial or creepy plant of the Ivy Family – Araliaceae- up to 30 m. Leaves till 5 or 10 cm long; glossy dark green above, bright green below; alternate, petiolated, with clear nerviation. The youngest ones palmato-lobulated with 3-5 lobules; the adults, which are exposed to the sun, entire. Flowers with 5 stamens and five petals, green yellowish, 3 to 5 centimeters wide, gathered in compound inflorescenses formed by numerous racemes. Fruits in berry, black purplish or yellow, according to the different subspecies. The flowering is produced from the end of summer to the beginning of autumn. The fruits develop along the autumn and winter and mature in spring.

See toxicity Study of plants

More information about plants.

This article was endorsed by Vicente Martínez Centelles - Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

1 April, 2021

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical-online" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.