West Highland Flora

Ivy


Hedera helix

 

Hedera helix

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

Common on trees in woods, on rockfaces in open country, and on walls.

Flower diameter c 9 mm

ID: Umistakable

Other features: Evergreen climbing shrub with two kinds of leaves, the flowering stems having simple leaves as shown on left, and the climbing stems having five-lobed leaves like some of those in picture below.  The climbing stems are covered with suckers which stick to the tree or rock on which the plant is climbing.

 

  Hedera helix

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

 
     
  Ivy growing on trunk of tree  
     
     
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