Wax Ivy
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Wax Ivy
E Introduced Photo: Anil Thakur
Common name: Wax Ivy, Natal ivy, marguerite ivy, climbing senecio
Botanical name: Senecio macroglossus    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

Wax Ivy is an evergreen climber, up to 10 feet long, with smooth, thin, flexible branches that bear triangular or 5-pointed, ivy-like leaves. The leaves are somewhat fleshy, bright glossy green and up to 8 cm long.The flowers are large, pale yellow, daisy-like, and appear mainly during the summer months. When creeping along the ground, the branches sometimes develop roots at the nodes. Wax Ivy is native to S. Tropical & S. Africa, cultivated elsewhere.

Identification credit: Anil Thakur Photographed in cultivation in Shimla.

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