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*Hedera helix Linnaeus var. helix . Common Ivy, English Ivy. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Persistent, established, and spreading around old home sites, in suburban woodlands and waste areas. Dist: Native of Europe.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Taxonomy Comments: Var. helix is diploid, n = 24. Hundreds of cultivars, varying greatly in habit and leaf size, lobing, and marbling are grown; see for instance, Staff of the Bailey Hortorium (1976) for a partial listing and brief descriptions.

Synonymy: = Mo2, Graham (1966), Staff of the Bailey Hortorium (1976); = Hedera helix L. ssp. helix – NY, Ackerfield & Wen (2002), Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Green, Ramsey, & Ramsey (2011), Stace (2010); = n/a – Tat; < Hedera helix L. – Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tn, Va, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 4

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