Photos of Ilex-verticillata-~-winterberry-holly-~-Michigan-holly

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Ilex verticillata ~ winterberry holly ~ Michigan holly

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  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 5

  • alternate leaves with bristle tips that point straight up (perpendicular to blade surface)

  • back of leaves have hairs

  • leaves are rugose

  • brown twigs with white lenticels

  • fruit in axils

  • male and female

  • bright red fruits persist into winter

  • in acidic and calcareous soils (pH indifferent)

  • forms dense, suckering thickets

  • native

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