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Plant Details

Ilex myrtifolia [= Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia]

Myrtle Holly, Myrtle Dahoon

Scientific Name:

Ilex myrtifolia [= Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia]

Common Name:

Myrtle Holly, Myrtle Dahoon

Plant Family

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Tree

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

25

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Limesink (doline) ponds, wet savannas (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain.

Myrtle Dahoon in berry.

image

Jorge Vigueras, 2010, Green Swamp

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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