Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


743

Shrub
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere, where probably introduced)

Look for it in maritime forests, other dry sandy forests. Also, it is increasingly popular as an ornamental shrub, and is persistent or establishing in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
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 vomitoria   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ilex vomitoria   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 112-01-003:
Ilex vomitoria   FAMILY Aquifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yaupon Holly, Yaupon