Ilex mucronata
(Swamp Holly)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Swamp Holly, Catberry, Mountain Holly
    Synonyms: Nemopanthus mucronatus, Vaccinium mucronatum
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 2 - 6
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Ilex mucronata, or Swamp Holly, is native only to the northeastern quarter of the Unitsed States. It is a perennial shrub that grows wet woods, thickets, in bogs, fens and swamps and can also be found along shorlines of ponds and lakes. It blooms in late spring to early summer with small white flowers, and like all in this genus, it has separate male and female flowers on separate plants - the scientific name for this is called "dioecious".

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