Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


738

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in floodplain forests, less commonly on mesic (or even dry), upland slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
5-merous (4-merous?)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red or rarely yellow
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ilex decidua var. decidua   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex decidua   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-004a:
Ilex decidua var. decidua   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Possumhaw, Possumhaw Holly