Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Persian Ivy + - Hedera colchica   (K. Koch) K. Koch
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Author(K. Koch) K. Koch
DistributionCollected only from Orange County; once in 1970 and again in 2000. Both are from the same general vicinity along Morgan Creek.

Native of the Caucasus region of central Eurasia; in N.A. -- B.C. to OR; AZ; NC.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatAlluvial woods along Morgan Creek.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting -- no NC data.
IdentificationPersian Ivy differs from English Ivy (H. helix) by its orbicular, un-lobed or slightly lobed juvenile leaves (vs. broadly ovate and 3-lobed leaves in that common species). The adult leaves are truncate (vs. tapered to base in English Ivy).
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