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Plant Details

Ilex collina

Longstalk Holly, Cherry Holly

Scientific Name:

Ilex collina

Common Name:

Longstalk Holly, Cherry Holly

Plant Family

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white, yellowish green

Size in Feet:

10 ft 0 in

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

mountains

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G3 - 21-100 Extant Populations - Rare or uncommon in the world (*)

State Status:

T - Threatened (*)

Longstalk Holly in early fall

A rare shrub growing "in peats of bogs and seepages, on banks of cold, high elevation streams (less commonly on moist, rocky slopes in northern hardwood forests or mixed spruce-hardwood forests) at moderate to
high elevations (1100-1800m). A Southern Appalachian endemic." Weakley Flora May 2011

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Paynter, September 2011

Leaves

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Fruits

The bright red fruits and long stalks give the common name of Cherry Holly. The fruits are wider than long.

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Staminate ('male') flowers

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Paynter, May, 2012

Pistillate ('female') flowers

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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