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Plant Details

Ilex glabra

Inkberry, Little Gallberry

Scientific Name:

Ilex glabra

Common Name:

Inkberry, Little Gallberry

Plant Family

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

Up to 6

Light:

Sun to Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric, Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Coast into the Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, swamps, primarily in wetlands, but extending upslope even into sandhills, per Weakley.

Branch with Berries

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Sandhills Game Land, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Female Blooms

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Jack Spruill
Hamstead. NC

Male Blooms

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Jack Spruill

Berries on the bush

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Jack Spruill
Hamstead, NC

Berries with no flash

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Tom Harville
Mid Oct

Same berries with a flash

Taken just seconds apart.

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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