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Michigan Holly

Ilex verticillata

Native shrub

Location in the Erb Garden: Zone 8 Woodland

Height: 6-10 feet

Flowers & Fruit: whitish flowers that form bright red drupes clustered along branches

Habitat: deciduous swamps and wet woods

Description: deciduous leaves, fruit persists into winter; need male and female plants for fruiting; great for open, wet sites; also called "Winterberry Holly"; attracts birds

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Taken on October 10, 2011