Ilex glabra

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Form: Erect, evergreen, mostly mulitstemmed, colony forming shrub with irregular, mostly informal form reaching 10'

Leaves: Evergreen, alternate, simple, shiny green above, 1-3 inches that are entire or with a few teeth near the apex

Stem/Bark: Smooth; gray

Flower: White, small and inconspicuous but borne in dense showy clusters; dioecious

Fruit: Showy, round, black berries with 4 pyrenes, each containing a seed. ¼ inch diameter produced on female plants

Comments: One of 12 holly species native to Florida ; distinguished from others with black rather than red fruit and coriaceous leaves