Ilex opaca Aiton
Common Name: AMERICAN HOLLY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Ilex opaca leaves A. A. Reznicek leaves

A native of farther south in the US; commonly cultivated in southern Michigan for its evergreen leaves and red fruits and apparently beginning to escape into open forests and forest margins in the southwestern Lower Peninsula. Collected by W. S. Martinus in Allegan Co. in 2002 and R. Tatina in Berrien Co. in 2009.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Ottawa County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2829.