Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Aquifoliales
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Read more about Dahoon at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 112-01-002a:
Ilex cassine var. cassine FAMILY Aquifoliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dahoon, Cassena, Dahoon Holly
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Gordon Murphy agmimg_5967
January Colleton County SC
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
Fruit a globose shiny red drupe about 3/8" in diameter, sepals persisting, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmicassine_twigrushbay1
May-June? Berkeley-Charleston Counties SC
Flowers in axillary clusters. Petals and sepals usually 4, sometimes 5, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmicassine_twigrushbay2
Month Unknown Berkeley-Charleston Counties SC
Leaves 1.25-4" or more long; margins entire or with 1+ teeth near the tip, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in NC)
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins entire or with a few spinose serrations
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Wasowski & Wasowski, 1994, 2020) p055
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p323?
- Landscaping with Native Trees (Sternberg & Wilson, 1995) p129
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p087
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide (Kirkman, Brown, & Leopold, 2007) p075
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p231
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p218
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p192
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p172
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