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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...Wet

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