English Holly

Juergen Mangelsdorf

Plant Bio

Common Name:English holly
Family:Aquifoliaceae
Genus:Ilex
Species:aquifolium
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
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Habitat/Range:• reported sites confined to Vancouver and Fraser Valley. • can dominate the tall shrub layer in the forest. • used in gardens and cultivate for Christmas trade

Description

• perennial shrub or small tree that grows 2 to 5m tall
• stems are erect, branched; branchlets minute-hairy
• leaves are egg shaped, entire to lobed, often with stiff spine-like teeth, shiny, evergreen, leathery
• flowers are dull white
• fruits are round, smooth, red berries found in clusters

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
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Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...