Hedera helix, English Ivy

Size: groundcover, vine, 12' average spread at maturity

Leaves: evergreen, alternate. 1.5-4" long and wide, simple, juvenile leaves often 3-lobed and roudly triangular and sometimes slightly toothed, mature leaves unlobed, entire, very shiny, ovate to rhombic, shiny dark green with conspicuous white veins, vary by cultivar,

Twigs: climbing vine, juvenile stems often produce many aerial rootlets, mature (arborescent) stems do not

Flowers: monoecious, produced only on arborescent stems, greenish white, bloom in early fall in hemispherical clusters of about 3" across, often abundant, glisten with nectar

Fruit: .25" drupe

Bark: gray, roughens with age