Gallberry

Gallberry, Ilex glabra

This often weedy, rhizomatous shrub, 1-2 meters tall, is our smallest holly. It is easily recognized by its black fruits and the small evergreen leaves, 2-5 cm long, that are widest above the middle and often have a few low, blunt teeth near the top. Inkberry, as this plant may also be called, is common in low, open sandy areas and savannas throughout Florida and along the coast to Louisiana and Nova Scotia.
(Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants, 1982)

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