Atlantic Ivy - Hedera hibernica
Similar in most respects to Common Ivy (Hedera helix) but Atlantic Ivy has a leaf that is slightly broader than it is long, and has a shorter terminal lobe.
Common Ivy (Hedera helix). Although both species have tiny white leaf hairs, their shape is different. In Common Ivy, the leaf hairs (known as trichomes) are bristly, radiating in every direction whereas those of Irish Ivy lie flat on the leaf surface. These leaf hairs can be seen with a magnifying glass.
Climbing from the base of walls, fences, tree trunks and in dampish shady places such as ditches.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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