Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


742

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, swampy forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex verticillata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-007:
Ilex verticillata   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Winterberry, Black-alder


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image of Ilex verticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ilve_001_lvd

        

image of Ilex verticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ilve_004_lvd

        

image of Ilex verticillata

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_10

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Leaf base usually tapered, tip pointed, venation conspicuous, texture firm, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ilex verticillata

JK Marlow    jkm091017_126

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Ilex verticillata

JK Marlow    jkm091017_127

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Ilex verticillata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ilex_verticillata_2

October        

Dense clusters of bright red berries on short stalks, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ilex verticillata

Sam Pratt    sbp_2118

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

A multi-stemmed shrub, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

image of Ilex verticillata

Sam Pratt    sbp_2119

October    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation