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*Hedera hibernica (G. Kirchner) Carrière. Atlantic Ivy, Irish 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: H. hibernica is tetraploid, n = 48. This species was apparently widely planted later than H. helix.

Synonymy: = K4, NY, Ackerfield & Wen (2002), Frodin & Govaerts (2003), Green, Ramsey, & Ramsey (2011); = Hedera helix L. ssp. hibernica (G.Kirchn.) McClint. – Stace (2010); = Hedera helix L. var. hibernica G.Kirchn. – Mo2, Graham (1966), Staff of the Bailey Hortorium (1976); = n/a – Tat; < Hedera helix L. – C, F, G, Il, K1, RAB, S, 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)

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