Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read more about Possumhaw at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Aquifoliales
Trees, Shrubs, Woody Vines of north Florida & adjacent GA & AL (Godfrey, 1988)
Ilex decidua var. decidua
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Possumhaw, Possumhaw Holly
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmidecidua_far2b
April-May? Lancaster County SC
Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve
Flowers similar to other hollies; petals and sepals usually 4, rarely 5, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_ilex_decidua_5
Drupes scarlet, lustrous, 6-8mm in diameter, on stalks 3-5mm long, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.
Ron Lance rwl738_a
Leaf blades widest above the middle, bases wedge-shaped, margins undulate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.