Hedera helix (English ivy) is a species of shrub in the family Araliaceae. It is a climber. It is native to United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Austria, Libya, Switzerland, Poland, Morocco, Algeria, Cyprus, Ireland, Armenia, the Netherlands, Israel, Turkey, Sweden, Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Russia, Italy, Tunisia, Denmark, Hungary, Belgium, Belarus, Norway, Syria, Yugoslavia, Latvia, France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Lebanon, Albania, and Slovakia. It has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Colletes hederae Schmidt & Westrich 1993. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 6.3 m.
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