Observed while wife was in "Things in a Room" quilt shop in Fredricksburg with a lady that talked waaaaaay too much, apparently. :) All good -- gave me some time to explore out by this little creek.
The English ivy was strangling this tree...
In a swimming pool shed at Springston School.
thin, glossy leaves; smooth edges; rotate inward; thick growth; many clusters of green buds; clusters are round with many buds sprouting from center; some very small yellow flowers are visible within clusters of buds
Hedera helix (common ivy, English ivy, European ivy, or just ivy) is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to most of Europe and western Asia. A rampant, clinging evergreen vine, it is a familiar sight in gardens, waste spaces, on house walls, tree trunks and in wild areas across its native habitat. It is labeled as an invasive species in a number of areas where it has been introduced.