OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ilex myrtifolia   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex myrtifolia   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly


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image of Ilex myrtifolia, Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmimyrtifolia_fb1

May-June        

Flowers similar to those of other hollies, appearing May-June, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ilex myrtifolia, Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly

JK Marlow    jkm081009_073

October    Dorchester County    SC

Rigid leaves 1-4cm long and 3-7mm wide with revolute margin, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Ilex myrtifolia, Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly

JK Marlow    jkm081009_075

October    Dorchester County    SC

Drupe red, occasionally yellow or orange, lustrous, globose, 5-8mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ilex myrtifolia, Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmimyrtifo_powerlindbad

Month Unknown        

Leaf blades linear or narrowly elliptical, bristle-tipped, margins revolute, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ilex myrtifolia, Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmimyrtifoli_powerlind1

Month Unknown        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex myrtifolia   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

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

 

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737

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Limesink (doline) ponds, pocosins, wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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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, occasionally yellow or orange
Drupe

 

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