american holly, christmas holly
entire, dentate, spinose
oblong, elliptic, obovate, ovate
April - October
Only holly that doesn't have grey twigs.
The berries are used for food by songbirds, deer, and wild turkeys.
Moist woods, hammocks, along banks of streams and in swamps.
The wood is light and tough but not strong. It is close-grained, and valued for various kinds of interior-finishing uses, and for inlays for joiner-cabinet work,