Hedera helix Linnaeus 1753 (Family Araliaceae)


Vine

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <30 m
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering September - October

Protective Chemicals
Saponins Echinocystic & Oleanolic Acids, Hederacoside,
Hederagenin, Hederasaponin, Hederin, Helixoside
Flavonoids Astragalin, Isoquercitrin, Kaempferol, Rutin
Other Phenolics Caffeic, Chlorogenic, Dicaffeoylquinic, Neochlorogenic,
Protocatechuic, & Rosmarinic Acids, Tannins

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Herbivores:
Celastrina argiolus Larva

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Alcis repandata Larva

Ourapteryx sambucaria

Lasiocampa quercus

Chrysolina polita
Florivores:
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Ivy


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