Taxon  Report   4023 
Hedera helix  L.
English ivy
Hedera helix
© 2009 Phil Pullen
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Hedera helix
© 2014 Margo Bors
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.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Hedera helix
© 1985 Joe DiTomaso
Family: ARALIACEAE  
Genus: Hedera
Community:
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Hedera helix ssp. helix
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 06, 2016).

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