Ilex verticillata (L.) A. Gray
Prinos verticillatus L.
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Deciduous, dioecious shrub 2-3 m high. Leaves elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-10 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, rugose and dark shiny green above, glabrous to tomentose beneath. Margin serrate. Small white flowers in clusters at the leaf axils. Fruits bright red, 5-7 mm across, often in pairs. Hardy.

Home: Eastern USA

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Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Ilex verticillata by Plants for a future database

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