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Mountain Holly
Ilex mucronata
(formerly Nemopanthus mucronata)

Other common names: Common Mountain Holly

Other scientific names: Nemopanthus mucronata

Family: Holly Family (Aquifoliaceae)

Distinctive features: Shrub

Similar species:
  •   Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Flowers: Spring;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Wet Areas;  Moist areas.

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 285    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 168   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: common.

Photographs: 169 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

Typical leaf arrangement.

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

Leaves with some ripening berries.

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

The whole shrub. This one is perhaps 8 feet tall.

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

Upper side of leaf.

Mountain Holly (Ilex mucronata)

Underside of leaf.