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Dahoon Holly Tree

Dahoon Holly TreeThe Dahoon (Ilex Cassine, Linn.) is a shrub or small tree which grows on pine barrens and in low woods along the coast from Virginia to Florida and west into Louisiana.

Its evergreen leaf is shiny above and twice as long as that of Ilex opaca, but it has only occasionally a faint suggestion of teeth near the tip; and it has no spines at all. The twigs and midribs of the leaves are downy.

The berries are dull red. A white-stemmed, narrowleaved variety, myrtifolia, is quite distinct from the type.