Holly is exotic plant. leaves are dark green, alternate glossy with a spiny toothed.
This introduced species sure looks out of place on Lookout Mountain.
it was probably planted in this homestead garden but is now spreading along the hedgerow; with ivy, cabbage tree, kohuhu
According to a sign, the forest is home to the largest continuous stand of Ilex aquifolium in Europe.
Unknown fruiting tree within 10m radius of 5min bird observations.
The leaves have are thorny
Ilex aquifolium (holly, common holly, English holly, European holly, or occasionally Christmas holly), is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.I. aquifolium is the species familiar in Christmas decoration, and is regarded as the type species of the genus Ilex, which by association is also called "holly". It is a dioecious tree or shrub found, for example, in shady areas of forests of oak and in beech hedges....