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This image provided by Jessica Damiano shows English Ivy (Hedera helix) grows around and up the base of a rose bush on Aug. 6, 2023, in Nassau County, N.Y. (Jessica Damiano via AP)

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English ivy (Hedera helix), a heavy, woody vine with handsome, dark-green, waxy leaves, is believed to have been brought to the New World by European colonists in the 1700s.

By JESSICA DAMIANO, Associated Press August 31, 2023