Taxon  Report   4317 
Ilex aquifolium  L.
English holly,  Holly
Ilex aquifolium
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Ilex aquifolium
© 2007 Luisa Arana Navaridas
Ilex aquifolium
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Ilex aquifolium, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Ilex aquifolium
© 2009 Phil Pullen
Genus: Ilex
Toxicity: MINOR (BERRIES)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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