English Ivy (Lat. Hedera helix) - immortal, decorative, healing

English Ivy - Lat. Hedera helix

English Ivy (Lat. Hedera helix) also known as Common ivy, European ivy, Ivy is herbal plant which grows almost everywhere in Europe, Asia, and is quite widespread in Macedonia.
It can be often meet beside fences, because it is quite nice and evergreen plant.
English Ivy can grow up to 30 meters (98 ft) on trees, walls, rocks and other vertical surfaces. Its roots stick on surfaces while expanding.
The leaves grow of up to 8 cm. It blooms in summer until late autumn and the flowers are rich in nectar which is good source of food for bees and other insects.

These flowers in the form of berries ARE VERY POISONOUS TO HUMANS. 

English Ivy is widely used in horticulture as an ornamental plant and also as healing plant for cough and bronchitis.
English Ivy - Lat. Hedera helix


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