Part of holly  genus Ilex, the only living genus in family Aquifoliaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA South and East.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Ilex hosts caterpillars of 35 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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