Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2283

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Non-native: Japan
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in forests in suburban areas, into which it has escaped from landscaping, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
4 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Aquifoliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ilex crenata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex crenata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Holly