Taxon: Hedera hibernica (G. Kirchn.) Bean

Genus: Hedera
Family: Araliaceae
  Subfamily: Aralioideae
Nomen number: 409418
Place of publication: Trees shrubs hardy Brit. Isles 1:609. 1914 (É. Carrière, Rev. Hort. 62:163. 1890, nom. inval.)
Comment: Carrière did not provide a description or diagnosis to validly publish H. hibernica independent of his H. hibernica aureo-marginata and H. hibernica marginata, both of which were described, so none of these names was validly published under Melbourne ICN Art. 35.1, and thus Melbourne ICN Art. 41.4 cannot be applied to base the species on Kirchner's basionym
Name Verified on: 19-Nov-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Aug-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: (fide Ivy J 30:5-71. 2004)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • : United States

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


  • Ackerfield, J. 2001. Trichome morphology in Hedera (Araliaceae) Edinburgh J. Bot. 58:259-267.
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. 1989- (F Iberica)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araliaceae. 2004 (L Araliaceae)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McAllister, H. A. & A. Rutherford 1990. Hedera helix L. and H. hibernica (Kirchner) Bean (Araliaceae) in the British Isles (Watsonia) 18:7-15.
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. 1995 (F BritStace)
  • Sulgrove, S. M. 2004. Is ivy invasive? What's known about ivy. An overview of the characteristics and behavior of ivy, a review of the ivy literature, and a discussion of whether ivy is invasive Ivy J. 30:5-71.


Check other web resources for Hedera hibernica (G. Kirchn.) Bean :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hedera hibernica cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.