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    • Ilex verticillata

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

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botanygirl

Date

November 29, 2013 02:16 PM EST

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Square

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

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prairieridge

Date

February 22, 2014

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Winterberry Ilex verticillata

Date

October 14, 2009 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

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winterberry Ilex verticillata

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prairieridge

Date

February 1, 2014

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Square

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

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botanygirl

Date

September 15, 2013 10:05 AM EDT

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Ilever Ilex verticillata

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charlie

Date

October 2, 2013

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Date

September 26, 2004 09:35 AM EDT

Description

American Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), is a type of deciduous holly and a native wetland shrub with prominent red berries that hug the twigs. It loses its leaves in fall, making the bright red fruits more impressive. In the spring, small yellowish-green to white flowers grow in the leaf axils (where the leaf stems attach to the twigs). The male flowers grow in crowded clusters on separate plants. The alternate leaves, with their blunt points and toothed margins, fully appear after the flowers so as to not interfere with pollination by bees and other insects. The red fruits appear in September and persist into winter, assuming the birds do not eat all of them right away. Some people call this shrub black alder, but it's no relation to the alders in the birch clan. "False alder" would be more like it. It's also known as "fever bush" because the berries were used medicinally by Native Americans. It has also been called Canada holly, Michigan holly, possumhaw, swamp holly, Virginia winterberry, and common winterberry holly. More in my blog at http://adirondacknaturalist.blogspot.com/2011/10/winterberry-dave-spier.html -- photo ref.: Winterberry_©DaveSpier_D001715iNat

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winterberry Ilex verticillata

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hobiecat

Date

December 13, 2013

Description

Winterberry, Black Alder

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

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fm5050

Date

November 29, 2013 02:18 PM EST

Description

Fulton Co., PA November 29, 2013

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winterberry Ilex verticillata

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susanelliott

Date

November 19, 2013

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winterberry Ilex verticillata

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susanelliott

Date

November 18, 2013

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Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

Observer

ocas

Date

November 9, 2013

Description

Seen on our monthly wildlife walk:
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Description from Wikipedia

Ilex verticillata, the winterberry, is a species of holly native to eastern North America in the United States and southeast Canada, from Newfoundland west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to Alabama.

No range data available.