Hedera helix, also known as common ivy, English ivy, European ivy or just ivy, is a species of flowering plant native to most of Europe. It is a rampant, clinging evergreen vine that is a familiar sight in gardens, wasteland, on house walls and tree trunks. In gardens it is a popular ornamental plant, valued for its ability to thrive in shady places, provide excellent groundcover and cover unsightly walls, sheds and tree stumps. Many cultivars are available, including variegated forms that can be used to brighten shady depths of winter gardens.


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