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Ivy (Hedera spp)

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Introduction

  • Ivy ( Hederaspp) Ivy (Hedera spp) is a woody, evergreen, trailing or self-clinging climber.
  • Grows in ground, on walls, on trees.
  • Leaves: 5-10 cm in width with up to 5 triangular lobes.
  • Fruit: visible in late autumn. Small round, black.
  • Ground ivy ( Glechoma hederacea) is a member of the mint family:
    • Creeping plant which grows to ~20 cm.
    • Erect flowering stems.
    • Rounded blunt-toothed leaves on long stalks.
    • Flowering season - Apr-Jul.

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Campbell A (1998) Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice 20 (10), 587-591 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Allison K & Day C (1997) A Guide to Plants Poisonous to Horses. British Association of Holistic Nutrition and Medicine.

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