Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


737

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in limesink (doline) ponds, wet savannas, 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, occasionally yellow or orange
Drupe

 

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

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 (1968) 112-01-002b:
Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Myrtle Holly, Myrtle-leaved Holly