Invasive Plant Factsheet: English Ivy (Hedera helix )

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet:
English Ivy (Hedera helix) 

One of the most popular ground covers in North America, this non-native climbing vine was introduced by early European colonists. Its vigorous growth creates an “ivy desert” as it chokes out other plants on the ground, and it poses a threat to both buildings and trees as it grows up vertical surfaces. The plant is reported as invasive throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, including Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia.

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