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Ilex cuthbertii

Ilex cuthbertii Small

Cuthbert's Holly, Cuthbert Holly

Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)


USDA Symbol: ILCU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Red. Although technically drupes, the fruit is commonly referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


Native Habitat: Open, upland forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 140 - Georgia Biodiversity Portal, Rare Plants (2020) Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-06-28
Research By: CBR

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