ian November, October, September

Ivy : Hedera helix

Plant :  Ivy is a woody, evergreen, climbing plan which can colonize the tallest of deciduous trees.  It is a great source of very late forage for honey bees.  Whole trees can be buzzing with bees at the end of the autumn when other forage is scarce.  It can grow on trees, rocks, walls and hedgerows.

Flower : The flower is almost entirely made up of the ovary.  It is small and round in shape and produces a berry type fruit.  The flowers appear in umbels and have 5 small teeth-like sepals, 5 petals and 5 small stamens. It flowers between September and November.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Ivy pollen.

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