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Hedera canariensis  Willd.
Canary ivy,   Algerian ivy
Hedera canariensis is a vine that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: high
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Genus: Hedera
Family: Araliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFHedera helix ssp. canariensis
PLANTSHedera helix ssp. canariensis
Information about  Hedera canariensis from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Ecological impact: Hedera canariensis (Algerian ivy) is a perennial woody vine (family Araliaceae). It is found throughout California along the coast, and is less widespread than its close relative English ivy. Algerian ivy grows vigorously in forests where nothing else seems able to compete and inhibits regeneration of understory plants, including forest wildflowers and new trees and shrubs. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Canary Islands native: Hedera canariensis, the Canary Island ivy, Canary ivy or Madeira ivy,[2] is a species of ivy, native to the Canary Islands and possibly the Atlantic coast of northern Africa. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).