Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Celastrales: Aquifoliaceae: Ilex decidua
Common Name: Possum-haw
Date: 5 May 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Georgetown University Campus
Keywords: bush green flowers GU holly shrub tree
Additional Information: This species is native to Maryland, southern Indiana, southern Ilinois, and southeastern Kansas south through Florida and Texas.
These three male trees are growing near the Lombardy Cancer Center, GU.
Parasites of Possum-haw include the Indian Wax Scale (Ceroplastes ceriferus Anderson).
Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's Manual of Botany. Eight Edition. American Book Company, New York, NY. 1632 pp. Page 981.
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