OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ilex cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex cassine var. cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 112-01-002a:

Ilex cassine var. cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Ilex cassine

 

COMMON NAME:
Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly


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image of Ilex cassine, Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly

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 (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).

image of Ilex cassine, Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_cassine_2

March        

image of Ilex cassine, Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_cassine_4

March        

image of Ilex cassine, Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly

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 (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).

image of Ilex cassine, Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly

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 (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ilex cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex cassine var. cassine   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ilex cassine

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

736

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Habitat: blackwater stream swamps, pocosins, nearly always in very acid peaty or sandy sites, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in NC)

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins entire or with a few spinose serrations

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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