Driftwood in the ivy (click 'em to big 'em)
Money plant. I pulled this one out of the ground because it was growing in a place I didn't want seed to scatter when it matures. I thought you might like to see the "money - coins" at this stage.
Here I have opened a piece of the "money", so you can see the seeds developing. When mature, the seeds turn brown and the discs of the coin shed the green covering, leaving behind a seed packet formed of pearly-looking (almost iridescent) coins. Once they are dried, they open in the wind, and the seed is scattered hither and yon. Anywhere that seed lands, there will be a plant the following spring.
These three photos show you what happens when you leave poison ivy unchecked. It takes over the trees and everything in its path. Don't you think we'd be well advised to get some Roundup?