|Ilex glabra subsp. var.||Evergreen Winterberry, Bitter Gallberry, Inkberry|
Ilex glabra, also known as Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry, Gallberry, Inkberry, is a species of holly native to the Eastern and the South Central United States and southern Canada (Nova Scotia). This plant is often used as an ornamental plant. Gallberry nectar is the source of a pleasant honey that is popular in the southern United States.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Ilex glabra, Gray (Prinos glaber, Linn.). Inkberry. Winterberry. Much-branched upright shrub, to 8 ft.: lvs. obovate to oblanceolate, obtuse, with few obtuse teeth toward the apex, glabrous, 1-2 in. long: fls. 5—8-merous. June. Mass, to Fla., west to Miss.
Pests and diseases
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963