Scientific Name Ilex opaca
Trail Location 23
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USDA Hardiness Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
USDA Plant Id
15 - 30
20 - 30
White flowers that turn to red berries.
Pointed thick leaves.
Fall Leaf Color:
Berries that go from green to red.
Host Plant for the Following Butterflies
Henry's Elfin - Callophrys henrici
The red berries are eaten by birds and various mammals and make a great winter diet when other food sources are scarce. Although animals love the berries, they are poisonous to humans.