Holly - Ilex aquifolium
Shrub or small tree to 10 metres. Leaves ovate with undulate spiny margins shiny dark green. Flowers white 6 to 7 mm in small lateral clusters, the male and female on separate plants. Berry bright red when ripe.
Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.
April to June.
Fairly common throughout Britain except the extreme north.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 366 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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