Mar. 24, 2020

Michigan holly, Ilex verticillata

Michigan holly might be called winterberry, black alder, Canada holly or whatever by others, but Michigan holly is good with us. These flowers aren't so much noticed, but the bright red berries get a lot of attention from hungry birds and horticulturalists. Winterberry or not, they don't seem to last too long into that season. Michigan holly grows in wet areas in AL, AR(T), CT, DE, FL, GA, IA(E), IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY(V), OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, and on SPM. Hartwick Pines State Park, Crawford Co MI, 6/30/11. Holly family, Aquifoliaceae.