Calflora
Taxon  Report   4023    
Hedera helix  L.
English ivy
Hedera helix
© 1985 Joe DiTomaso
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hedera helix
© 2018 MCOSD EDRR
Hedera helix
© 2016 David Greenberger
Hedera helix, a dicot, is a vine or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Hedera helix
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: ARALIACEAE  
Genus: Hedera
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Hedera helix ssp. helix
More information about  Hedera helix
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HEHE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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