Ilex species

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Scientific Name Ilex decidua USDA PLANTS Symbol
ILDE
Common Name Possumhaw, Possum Haw ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
27998
Family Aquifoliaceae (Holly) SEINet Reference
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Description Small, deciduous tree or shrub, 15-30 ft. tall, with pale gray, twiggy, horizontal branches. Glossy, oval, toothed leaves remain dark green through autumn, finally turning yellow. Inconspicuous flowers precede clusters of persistant, red berries on female trees which provide winter color. Conspicuous in winter, with its many, small, red berries along leafless, slender, gray twigs. Descr. excerpt from www.wildflower.org. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Ilex vomitoria USDA PLANTS Symbol
ILVO
Common Name Yaupon Holly ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
27986
Family Aquifoliaceae (Holly) SEINet Reference
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Description Picturesque, upright, single- or multi-trunked shrub or small tree, growing 12-45 feet high but usually no higher than 25 feet. Female plants produce prodigious amounts of bright red, persistent berries. The leaves are dark green and small, usually less than 1-1/2 in. long. The pale gray bark is marked with white patches. Descr. excerpt from www.wildflower.org. Texas Status
Native

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