Ilex aquifolium( Holly)



Ilex aquifolium

Photo of Ilex aquifolium

Ilex aquifolium L. ( Holly)

Dioecious tree of the Holly family – Aquifoliaceae, usually 10 m tall (It can attain 25 m). Erect stems with smooth bark, light grey, and bright green branches. Alternate wavy leaves, elliptical or ovate, bright green,,coriaceous with strong spines (Specially those near the ground; superior ones sometimes spineless) Flowers in different trees, the female ones with four petals, white-greenish. Fruits till 12 mm in diameter. They are red berries when mature. Beech and oak woods and hedges of humid climates.

Planta medicinal con propiedades tóxicas. Ver propiedades.Planta tóxica. Ver propiedades. Inflorescències

More information about plants.

Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.

Botanical-online is an informative page that describes, among other topics, the traditional uses of plants from a therapeutic point of view. Their descriptions do not replace professional advice. Botanical-online is not responsible for self-medication and recommends consulting with the physician.