Hedera is the Latin name for ivy.
Europe, also common in Asia
In the language of flowers, ivy stands for friendship and fidelity in marriage.
In folk medicine the leaves were boiled and used to treat corns.
Considered a symbol of woman. If put together with Holly (the symbol of man) at Christmas, it would bring peace in a home between a husband and wife, for the following year. Ivy was also believed to be a sacred plant of the Greek god, Dionysos (Latin name Bacchus), the god of wine.