Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


741

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of forests, ranging from xeric to wetland, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Usually unisexual
4-merous?
4 sepals
4 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex opaca var. opaca   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-001:
Ilex opaca   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Holly, Christmas Holly