The Ivy (Hedera sp.) is an evergreen plant in the Araliaceace family. It is a climbing, trailing, and ground-creeping plant.
It is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.
It is a low plant, trailing along the ground, rocks, and structures. It measures 5-20 centimetres (2-8 inches) tall.
The leaves can be palmately lobed on juvenile plants and cordate unlobed on adult plants.
The Ivy flowers are greenish-yellow with five small petals. The fruit is greenish-black or dark purple.
It blooms in autumn to early winter.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls