Common Name: 
Ivy

About 11 species of woody, evergreen, climbing or creeping plants, with distinct juvenile (sterile) and arborescent (mature, fertile) stages.  In the juvenile climbing stage plants are supported by aerial rootlets.  Leaves alternate, simple, sometimes lobed in the juvenile stage, more nearly entire in the arborescent stage, all leaves glabrous, frequently glossy.  Flowers perfect, in globose clusters, yellow-green, calyx 5-lobed, 5 stamens, alternate with petals.  Fruit 3-5 seeded, black to yellow berry.  Native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia.
Hedera: the Latin name for the plant.

Pronunciation: 
HED-er-a
Family: 
Araliaceae