Ilex verticillata

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Winterberry, Winterberry Holly, Common Winterberry Holly, Common Winterberry
    Synonyms: Ilex bronxensis, Ilex fastigiata
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - July
    Status: Native

Ilex verticillata, or Winterberry, is native to most of the eastern United States. It is a perennial shrub, that grows in wet woods, swamps, bogs, fens, ditches, wet thickets and also along shorelines. It blooms in to early to mid summer with 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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