A climbing plant that grows on trees and walls. Ivy is evergreen
and winterhardy, and can climb up to 30 meter high.
There a two kind of leaves growing n the hedera:
The lobed juvenile leaves on creeping and climbing stems.
These stems have small roots to attache themselves to walls
The unlobed adult leaves on fertile flowering stems that
are fully exposed to the sun. The stem of these leaves don't
have roots , they are selfsupporting.
Hedera is extremely useful in covering ugly walls,
and the wildlife will increase dramatic. This pub
in Anvers is called :"Het elfde gebod".
Ivy , the lobed leaves and the adhesive roots.
New leaves have a lighter color.
This happens when you cut the stem of the ivy.
Hedera helix Araliaceae
A bee is hovering in front of the small flowers in september
A bee is visiting the small flowers at the end of october
Flowers and the start of blackberries in december
The black berries are ripe at the end of the winter. Many birds eat them
and so disperse the seeds.
Hedera "Sulphur heart".
This Hedera is used as a cover for an ugly wooden construction