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Plant Details

Ilex coriacea

Large Gallberry

Scientific Name:

Ilex coriacea

Common Name:

Large Gallberry

Plant Family

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

20

Light:

Part-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Hygric, Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Coast

Large Gallberry, Ilex coriacea

Large Gallberry is very similar to Inkberry, Ilex glabra. However it grows taller and has berries that are slightly wider than tall and that seldom persist into winter.

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Buds

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Flowers

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Leaf

Large Gallberry has a few bristly minute teeth which differentiate it from the blunt teeth on the upper edges of Inkberry leaves.

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Ilex coriacea fruit, September, NC Sandhills Game Lands

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© Will Stuart, 2015

Ilex coricea fruits seem to ripen well before those of Ilex glabra.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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