oldsteve's picture

Hedgerow fruiting body

Observed: 12th November 2011 By: oldsteve
Nov hedge 1

A hedgerow bush with fruiting(?) bodies, that had attarcted many flies and wasps in mid-November - the fruiting bodies are globular collections of small balls on stalks, appearing to start green and turn yellow. Bush has longish, waxy leaves with yellowish veins.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ivy (Hedera helix) interacts


Sarah West's picture

Yes, Ivy is a great source of

Yes, Ivy is a great source of food for invertebrates in the winter months when there is not much else around.

Sarah West
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber

Fenwickfield's picture

Seed too

The seed heads go black usually by January and are a good food source too,mainly Blackbirds,Fieldfares


oldsteve's picture

Thanks for your help

It clearly must be Hedera helix, but the leaves are not the normal ivy shape, so maybe it is some sort of garden variety.