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Ilex

 

Holly

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAquifolialesHollies and some fairly obscure genera
FamilyAquifoliaceaeHolly family
GenusIlexLatin for “holly oak” (rather than holly!)

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Ilex description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Mar 2011.

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Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · 4/10/2011 · USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified

Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · 3/2/2011 · North Central Railroad Trail, Gunpowder Falls State Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) Species not yet identified

Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · 4/10/2011 · USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) Species not yet identified

Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · 11/7/2009 · New Bedford, NH
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) Species not yet identified

Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · A cultivar. · 9/10/2011 · Ellen and Rod’s, Westford, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm) Species not yet identified

Ilex (Holly)

Holly (Ilex) · A cultivar. · 9/10/2011 · Ellen and Rod’s, Westford, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) Species not yet identified