Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2541

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Pdmt), endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it pocosins. This is more restricted to wet, peaty sites than is Ilex glabra, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
5-7 merous
5-7 sepals
5-7 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex coriacea   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-010:
Ilex coriacea   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Gallberry, Big Gallberry, Large Gallberry