Also called holly, common holly, European holly, and occasionally Christmas holly (due to its use as an evergreen in Christmas decorations).  Part of holly  genus Ilex, the only living genus in family Aquifoliaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, north Africa and southwest Asia. Invasive > in USA

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

On a list as having berries which cause gastroenteritis, resulting in nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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