Algerian Ivy - Hedera algeriensis

    Description

    Hedera algeriensis has truncate to rounded leaf bases with red petioles. It is a vigorous, self-clinging, climber with lustrous leaves up to 4 or 5 inches across, some with an irregular creamy margin.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Habitat

    Usually found as an escape from cultivation, and often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    All year. 

    Life History

    A woody perennial shrub with creeping and climbing stems.

    UK Status

    It is not well recorded in Britain but seems to be quite widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map