Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1289

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Non-native: Europe, northern Africa, the Near East

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Cladophylls appear to be simple leaves
Cladophylls are modified stems with the form and function of leaves

FLOWER:
Spring
Dull white
Unisexual or bisexual

FRUIT:
Glossy red
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

Ruscus aculeatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Butcher's Broom, Knee Holly