English Holly

Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour

English Holly

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 01879, United States

Created By: Unity College


English Holly ~ Ilex aquifolium

This Holly can be found to the right of the front staircase at Innovation Academy. English Holly is introduced to North America and is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa.Its generally found in forests, swamps, edges of wetlands, and manmade/disturbed habitats. This species is one of my favorites because the red berries are really apparent in contrast to the dark smooth leaves with somewhat sharp teeth. Even though the berries are poisonous to humans and pets, the leaves and roots are medicinal and can be used to treat fevers and coughs.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour


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