Belongs to: climbers

Ivy Hedera helix


Best time to see: Sep to end Oct

Key facts

An evergreen woody climber that carpets the floor of some woods and climbs high into trees

Woodsman used to cut it down but it does no damage to healthy trees

Flowers in the autumn when few other flowers are open so is a valuable source of nectar for many insects

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  • flowers

Photo © Owen Keen

Photo © Tony Gunton