Dahoon Holly

Ilex cassine L
Tree/shrub, Perennial
Native: L 48
Blooming:  April,  May, June,  white

Location: N30 00.087’W084 33.136′(.9RL), N30 00.8=376’W084 33.605′(2.2RL).
Native butterfly nectar plant, larval host of Henry’s Elfin.  Provides nesting sites and food for birds.

The Cherokees used an infusion for purification through sweating and vomiting and for “dropsy and gravel”.   The Seminoles used the plant for soap.

In 2013 blooming did not begin till late May extending into June.