Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


736

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in blackwater stream swamps, pocosins, nearly always in very acid peaty or sandy sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals

FRUIT:
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 cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex cassine var. cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-002a:
Ilex cassine var. cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly


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image of Ilex cassine

Gordon Murphy    agmimg_5967

January    Colleton County    SC

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area

Fruit a globose shiny red drupe about 3/8" in diameter, sepals persisting, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ilex cassine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_cassine_2

March        

image of Ilex cassine

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_cassine_4

March        

image of Ilex cassine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmicassine_twigrushbay1

May-June?    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Flowers in axillary clusters. Petals and sepals usually 4, sometimes 5, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ilex cassine

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmicassine_twigrushbay2

Month Unknown    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Leaves 1.25-4" or more long; margins entire or with 1+ teeth near the tip, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.