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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Ilex glabra Common Name Gallberry
Family AQUIFOLIACEAE Acronym GALB
Description

Large shrub up to 5m tall, upright, vigorous; leaves alternate, elliptic to oval, rounded, extruding teeth along leaf margin (crenate), leaf 4-8cm long and 1.5-4cm broad; dioecious, flowers April; mature fruit black.