OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex laevigata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 112-01-008:
Ilex laevigata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Winterberry


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image of Ilex laevigata, Smooth Winterberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_illa_001_lvd

        

image of Ilex laevigata, Smooth Winterberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ilex_laevigata1

May    Moore County    NC

image of Ilex laevigata, Smooth Winterberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ilex_laevigata2

May    Moore County    NC

Leaves glabrous and lustrous above, margins crenate, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex laevigata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 112-01-008:
Ilex laevigata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

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740

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common

Look for it in pocosins, other wet, acidic sites, such as in small blackwater stream swamps, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange-red
Drupe

 

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