Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


739

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, swamps, primarily in wetlands, but extending upslope even into sandhills, with a clay lens or spodic horizon below to maintain additional moisture, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish-white
Usually unisexual
5-7 merous
5-7 sepals
5-7 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex glabra   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-009:
Ilex glabra   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Inkberry, Bitter Gallberry, Little Gallberry