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Plant Details

Ilex collina

Long-stalked Holly, Cherry Holly

Scientific Name:

Ilex collina

Common Name:

Long-stalked Holly, Cherry Holly

Plant Family

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white, yellowish green

Size in Feet:

10 ft 0 in

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

mountains

Habitat Description:

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) (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Mountains.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable (*)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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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