Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Ilex mucronata (L.) M.Powell, V.Savolainen & S.Andrews image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Aquifoliaceae
Ilex mucronata (L.) M.Powell, V.Savolainen & S.Andrews
cat-berry, mountain holly
Ilex: ancient Latin name of the Holly Oak, rather than Holly
mucronata: mucronate, with a short, abrupt tip
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 10' tall shrub, branched
Flower: yellowish, 7 or more-parted, petals separate, narrow; blooms April-June
Fruit:red/yellow berry, with thick nutlet
Leaf:with short, sharp point, edges mostly entire, bases rounded, stalks often reddish
Habitat: moist to wet

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Nemopanthus mucronatus (L.) Loes.
Vaccinium mucronatum L.

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