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American Winterberry

Ilex verticillata

Description:

Ilex verticillata is a shrub growing to 1–5 metres (3.3–16 ft) tall. It is one of a number of hollies which are deciduous, losing their leaves in the fall. The fruit is a globose red drupe 6–8 mm diameter, which often persists on the branches long into the winter, giving the plant its English name.



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8 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice series

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

I like how red they are.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID NatralList. I've updated the spotting to the ilex species Winterberry (Black alder).

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thank you, Hema.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

great pics!

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.66, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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