Common names: English Ivy/Algerian IVy
Description: Evergreen climbing vine that attaches to bark, houses, etc with a sticky substance as well as fine hairs.
Flowers: Ssmall, pale, yelow green flowers occur under the right conditions in umbrella-like clusters.. Blackish-purple fruits are formed which contain 1 to 3 hard, stone like seeds, which may last throughout the winter. Vines may grow for up to 10 years without flowering.
Leaves: Dark green with white veins, leathery/waxy, and have fine hairs and are arranged alternately on the stem. Most commonly leaves are found with 3 to 5 lobes.
Reproduction: By seed, vegetatively and cuttings.
Habitat and Ecology: Native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.