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Ilex collina (Longstalk holly)
Cressler, Alan

Ilex collina

Ilex collina Alexander

Longstalk Holly, Hill Holly

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Synonym(s): Nemopanthus collinus

USDA Symbol: ILCO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: To about 13 feet in height.
Fruit: Although technically drupes, the fruit is commonly referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers are dioecious and yellowish-green.


USA: GA , NC , TN , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ilex collina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ilex collina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ilex collina


Record Modified: 2014-08-20
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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