Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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Key to Hedera

1 Trichomes scale-like, 0.1-0.4 mm, those on the leaves, petioles, and young stems with rays fused basally for 1/4 to 1/2 their length; juvenile leaves orbicular, little or not at all lobed, the larger 15-25 cm wide
1 Trichomes stellate, 0.5-1.0 mm, those on the leaves, petioles, and young stems with rays fused basally for < 1/8 their length; juvenile leaves slightly to deeply lobed, the larger 5-15 cm wide.
..2 Hairs of young stems, leaves, and petioles whitish, the rays erect (at a right angle to the leaf surface); juvenile leaves usually < 8 cm wide, usually dark green and often also marbled with white, often lobed > ½ the way to the base; [often strongly climbing]
..2 Hairs of young stems, leaves, and petioles yellowish-brown to rusty-brown, the rays not erect (parallel to the leaf surface); juvenile leaves often > 8 cm wide, usually medium green (rarely also marbled with white), usually lobed < ½ the way to the base; [usually not climbing]