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IVY Hedera helix (Araliaceae) Height to 20m. Evergreen, self-clinging climber that also carpets the ground. Found in woodlands, hedgerows and scrub. FLOWERS are yellowish green and 4-parted; borne in globular heads (Sep-Nov). FRUITS are berries that ripen purplish black. LEAVES are glossy, dark green and 3- or 5-lobed with paler veins. STATUS-Widespread and common.