Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
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Myrtle Dahoon is an uncommon evergreen holly found in wet savannas of the Coastal Plain. It is similar to the rare Dahoon (Ilex cassine), but has narrower leaves and shorter petioles.
Holly Shelter Game Land, Pender Co., NC 4/19/09.
Myrtle Dahoon is endemic to the Coastal Plain of the southeastern US.
Carteret Co., NC 8/28/05.
Green Swamp, Brunswick Co., NC 5/15/04.
Pistillate (female) flower detail.
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