Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


734

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common

Look for it in sandy upland forests, dry slope forests, rarely in pocosin ecotones in the fall-line sandhills region, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex ambigua   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-006a:
Ilex ambigua var. ambigua   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ilex beadlei

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Holly