|Poisonous House Plants|
Hedera helix originates from Europe and in it's native habitat it is an important food source for a large number of insects and birds. English ivy is very popular as ornamental plant but this ivy is extremely invasive and is considered noxious in parts of the world where it has escaped into the wild. Ivy can become so dense as to exclude other native species creating ivy "deserts", even becoming so heavy as to topple trees - something which does not occur in its native habitat.
To see a listing of native and invasive plants of British Columbia visit: E-Flora BC
English Ivy is listed in the NASA clear air study as being useful as an indoor air purifier.
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