Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated April 2019.
Scientific name: Ilex mucronata (L.) Powell, Savolainen & Andrews; old Nemopanthus mucronatus (L.) Loes.
Common name(s): mountain holly, catberry
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– species is dioecious (flowers are male or female, on different plants)
– generally flowers late May to mid-June in ME
– considered an obligate wetland species, so individuals in wild blueberry are likely in wet areas
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.