Ilex cassine

Common Name(s): Dahoon holly

Native to Florida

The evergreen dahoon holly is native to Florida’s swamps, margins and other wetlands, growing to be a large shrub or a medium-sized tree; sometimes much larger. It is found throughout Florida and occurs in all southeastern U.S. coastal states (Kartesz, 1999).

It flowers in the spring; later it has bright red to orange-red drupes. There are 13 species and varieties of Ilex in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003).

dahoon hollyView the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.