PlantsFlowering PlantsHolly — Genus Ilex
Small tree or shrub. Leaves alternate, simple. The fruit is a red or orange berry. Family Aquifoliaceae.
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Carolina Holly —  Ilex ambigua [1]
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Dahoon —  Ilex cassine [1]
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Large Gallberry —  Ilex coriacea [1]
Possumhaw
Possumhaw —  Ilex decidua [1,2,3]
Tree. Leaves alternate, simple, wavy toothed. Fruit is a red or orange berry, small and drupe-like, with 4 stones. Bright fruits remain on branches in the winter after leaves have fallen. Flowering Mar-May.
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Inkberry —  Ilex glabra [1]
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Georgia Holly —  Ilex longipes [1]
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Myrtle Dahoon —  Ilex myrtifolia [1]
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American Holly —  Ilex opaca [1]
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Common Winterberry —  Ilex verticillata [1]
Yaupon
Yaupon —  Ilex vomitoria [1]
Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. USDA Plants Database, advanced search for Texas plants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
  2. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Texas, Volume 1, B.L. Turner, Holly Nichols, Geoffrey Denny and Oded Doron, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), Fort Worth, Texas, 2003.
  3. Rick's iNaturalist observations, nature observations of Richard K. Murphy. Identifications are not necessarily confirmed by other users.