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American Winterberry fruit

Ilex verticillata

Description:

"American Winterberry is a species of holly native to eastern North America in the United States ... . The species occurs particularly in wetland habitats ... . The berries are an important food resource for numerous species of birds. ... American Winterberry is prized as an ornamental plant in gardens for the mid-winter splash of bright color from densely packed berries, whose visibility is heightened by the loss of foliage ... ." Source Credit: Wikipedia. Photo 1 of 3 was cropped to highlight the red berries; Photo 2 of 3 is the original photograph.

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

© Copyright 2011 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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Groveton, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 9, 2011

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