Common Ivy (Hedera Helix) is an environmental weed in my State, Victoria. Certainly is in my garden. The main plant has grown over an ancient apple tree, turning into a tree itself, with trunks and branches. I’m reluctant to cut it back much for, when it flowers, the blooms are rich in nectar drawing hundreds of crazed bees. Later, birds find the purple-black berries highly nutritious, though I believe the fruit may be toxic to humans.

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The green buds open into a five-point starred green flower. Only mature ivy flowers. Oval leaves are a sign of maturity.

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Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Ivy Blooms & Honey Bees

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