"A species of the genus Ilex, which contains about 175 species distributed throughout the world. They are ornamental shrubs with evergreen or deciduous and sometimes spiny leaves and black, red or yellow berries, which remain on the shrubs until the following spring." — Beach, 1909

Holly

"A species of the genus Ilex, which contains about 175 species distributed throughout the world. They…

Ilex aquifolium (Holly, or European Holly to distinguish it from related species) is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia

Holly

Ilex aquifolium (Holly, or European Holly to distinguish it from related species) is a species of holly…

Narrow holly border.

Holly Border

Narrow holly border.

Ilex aquifolium ferox is a green leaved variety of holly. The common name is hedgehog holly. The leaves are two inches long with strongly developed marginal spines.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Ferox

Ilex aquifolium ferox is a green leaved variety of holly. The common name is hedgehog holly. The leaves…

Common holly is the common name of ilex aquifolium. The leaves are shiny and spiny toothed.

Ilex Aquifolium

Common holly is the common name of ilex aquifolium. The leaves are shiny and spiny toothed.

Ilex aquifolium argentea medio-picta is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green at the edge with a large, central blotch of creamy white. The leave have strong spines.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Argentea Medio-Picta

Ilex aquifolium argentea medio-picta is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green at…

Ilex aquifolium bessonia is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are lighter green than most varieties. The leaves are spineless and less rigid.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Bessonia

Ilex aquifolium bessonia is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are lighter green than most…

Ilex aquifolium crassifolia is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dull green. The leaves are very thick with recurved tips and margins. The leaves have prominent, saw like teeth.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Crassifolia

Ilex aquifolium crassifolia is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dull green. The leaves…

Ilex aquifolim doningtonensis is a green leaved variety of holly. The margins of the leaves have few or no spines. The leaves are two inches long and three quarters inches broad.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Doningtonensis

Ilex aquifolim doningtonensis is a green leaved variety of holly. The margins of the leaves have few…

Ilex aquifolium hendersoni is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green with sunken veins.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Hendersoni

Ilex aquifolium hendersoni is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green with sunken…

Ilex aquifolium ovata is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are about two and a half inches long. The leaves have scarce, spiny teeth.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Ovata

Ilex aquifolium ovata is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are about two and a half inches…

Ilex aquifolium pyramidalis is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green. The leaves have six or eight spines on the same plane as the leaf.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Pyramidalis

Ilex aquifolium pyramidalis is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are dark green. The leaves…

Ilex aquifolim tortuosa is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are about two inches long and one inch broad. The blade is sprially twisted once.

Leaf of Ilex Aquifolium Tortuosa

Ilex aquifolim tortuosa is a green leaved variety of holly. The leaves are about two inches long and…

Ilex cornuta is a variety of holly. The berries of this variety are large. The leaves are hard and dark green. The leaves usually have three strong spines at the end.

Habit, Flowering Branch, and Flower of Ilex Cornuta

Ilex cornuta is a variety of holly. The berries of this variety are large. The leaves are hard and dark…

Ilex crenata variegata is a variety of holly. This variety has leaves blotched with dull yellow.

Branchlet of Ilex Crenata Variegata

Ilex crenata variegata is a variety of holly. This variety has leaves blotched with dull yellow.

Ilex dipyrena is a variety of holly. The leaves are oblong and growi on short stalks. The leaves are spiny and serrated.

Leaf of Ilex Dipyrena

Ilex dipyrena is a variety of holly. The leaves are oblong and growi on short stalks. The leaves are…

An illustration of a man embracing a woman for a kiss while the woman holds a branch of mistletoe in her hand.

Man Embracing Woman

An illustration of a man embracing a woman for a kiss while the woman holds a branch of mistletoe in…

The leaf of the Mountain Holly, Ilex monticola, (Keeler, 1915).

Mountain Holly Leaf

The leaf of the Mountain Holly, Ilex monticola, (Keeler, 1915).

1. Sea-plantain. 2. Sea-pink 3. Sea-reed, 4. Sea Rocket, 5. Sea Campion, 6. Sea-holly 7. Sea-spurge 8. Stone-pop

Types of Seashore Life

1. Sea-plantain. 2. Sea-pink 3. Sea-reed, 4. Sea Rocket, 5. Sea Campion, 6. Sea-holly 7. Sea-spurge…