Checklist » Araliaceae » Hedera hibernica
Last updated 9/3/2009 by David Giblin.
Hedera hibernica (G. Kirchn.) Bean[HC2]

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: The taxonomy of Hedera is disputed, here we follow the taxonomy of Stace (1997). The subspecies are distinguished by the aspect and color of their stellate hairs, and to a lesser degree by the leaf lobing of sterile shoots. An abundant weed in western Washington (Murai 1999; Jacobson 2001). In the horticultural trade generally called CV 'Hibernica' or simply (and incorrectly) English ivy.


» AJ = Jacobson, A. L. 2001. Wild Plants of Greater Seattle. Publ. by the author, Seattle. 494 pp.
» Murai, M. 1999. Understanding the invasion of Pacific Northwest forests by English ivy (Hedera spp., Araliaceae). Unpublished M. S. thesis, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle.
» Stace 1997 = Stace, C. 1997. New Flora of the British Isles. Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 1130 p.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Hedera helix L. ssp. hibernica (G. Kirchn.) D.C. McClint.[Stace 1997]