Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Aquifoliales
Sweet Gallberry, Big Gallberry, Large Gallberry
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmicoriacea_junkyard1
April Clarendon County SC
Pistillate flowers have ovaries and sterile stamens.
Keith Bradley kab_ilex_coriacea_7119
May Lexington County SC
Shealey's Pond Heritage Preserve
Lvs 1.5-3x long as wide (~2-3cm wide), entire or few marginal spinose prickles, per Weakley's Flora.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmicoriacea_steed1
May Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Staminate flowers have fertile stamens and lack ovaries.