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|Family: Araliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hedera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hedera helix L.
Leaf: on flowering stems < 15 cm, ovate to +- diamond-shaped; petiole, abaxially hairy to +- glabrous. Fruit: +- 5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=48.
Ecology: Woodland, open, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1280 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, n SNH, GV, CCo, SnFrB, SW (exc ChI, SnJt); Distribution Outside California: native to Europe. Toxicity: Sap can cause contact dermatitis; berries and leaves TOXIC when eaten. Flowering Time: Aug--Nov Note: Widely cultivated in mild-winter regions, generally spreading aggressively.
Unabridged Synonyms: Hedera helix L. subsp. helix
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Hedera canariensis
Next taxon: Hydrocotyle
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Hedera helix, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=27768, accessed on April 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 29, 2017.