Plant Identification Database:
Aquifoliaceae (Holly)
Order: Celastrales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Aquifoliaceae: LV: alternate, simple, o. coriaceous; FL: u. 4 parts, u. axillary, white/greenish, small, actinomorphic, ovary superior; FR: berry/drupe, red/purple; ST: tree/shrub; EC: acidophilic
Alternate Whole o. Coriaceous (leathery) u. 4 parts, actinomorphic white/greenish u. axillary <1", , small O: superior berry/drupe red/purple tree/shrub acidophilic Aquifoliaceae: LV: alternate, simple, o. coriaceous; FL: u. 4 parts, u. axillary, white/greenish, small, actinomorphic, ovary superior; FR: berry/drupe, red/purple; ST: tree/shrub; EC: acidophilic
Inkberry; Bitter gallberry Ilex glabra Ilex Alternate, Petiole, Evergreen Whole, Elliptical; Oblanceolate Entire; Toothed (irregular serration) A: Acute; B: Acute >1", Coriaceous (leathery); Glandular 7 or more parts White Raceme; Solitary, Axillary <1", Spring; Summer Drupe Black <1" Shrub, >1', Erect Smooth, Gray R: Rhizome Coastal; Forest Cape Cod Inkberry; Bitter gallberry Ilex glabra
Winterberry; Black alder Ilex verticillata Ilex Alternate, Petiole, Deciduous Whole, Oblong; Obovate Serrate A: Acute, Mucronate; B: Acute >1", Glabrous; Coriaceous 7 or more parts White Sessile, Along stem; Clustered <1", Summer Drupe Red Summer; Fall; Winter Shrub, >6' Smooth, Gray Wetland; Salt marsh Winterberry; Black alder Ilex verticillata
Yaupon Ilex vomitoria Ilex Alternate, Evergreen Whole Coriaceous (leathery) White <1" Drupe Red LA Yaupon Ilex vomitoria
Mountain holly Nemopanthus mucronatus Nemopanthus Alternate; Whorled, Petiole (purple) Whole, Oblong; Elliptical Entire A: Mucronate; B: Acute >1", Glabrous; Coriaceous 4 parts; 5 parts White Raceme <1", Spring Drupe Red Summer >6' B: Mucronate, purple Wetland Adirondacks Mountain holly Nemopanthus mucronatus
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION