Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4215

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (a Southern Appalachian endemic)

Look for it in peats of bogs and seepages, on banks of cold, high elevation streams (less commonly on moist, rocky slopes in northern hardwood forests or mixed spruce-hardwood forests) at moderate to high elevations (1100-1800m), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
5-merous (4-merous?)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bright red
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Ilex collina   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex collina   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Nemopanthus collinus

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ilex longipes

 

COMMON NAME:
Longstalk Holly, Cherry Holly


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