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Ilex opaca var. arenicola

Ilex opaca Aiton var. arenicola (Ashe) Ashe

American Holly, Dune Holly, Scrub Holly

Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)

Synonym(s): Ilex arenicola, Ilex cumulicola, Ilex pygmaea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Red. Although technically drupes, the fruit is commonly referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Scrublands, in well-drained sandy soil.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ilex opaca var. arenicola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ilex opaca var. arenicola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ilex opaca var. arenicola


Record Modified: 2020-12-14
Research By: CBR

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