In the shadow of Hedera helix…
You may know it as Ivy, Common Ivy, or English Ivy.
Apparently, according to Bown. D. (1995), Gerard, John; Woodward, Marcus (ed.) (1985), Jøhnke, H & Bjarnason, B. (1994), Boyle, J. & Harman, R. M. H. (2006), in the past, the leaves and berries of Hedera helix were taken orally as an expectorant to treat cough and bronchitis. And in 1597, the British herbalist John Gerard recommended water infused with ivy leaves as a wash for sore or watering eyes. However, the leaves of H. helix can cause severe contact dermatitis in some people.
Boiled with alum the fruit/berry of H. helix yields a red dye.
The plant species is native to west, central and southern Europe and can be found today all over similar climates of the world.
Here are more interesting photos of this plant species growing in a variety of environs.