PLANT PROFILE

Ilex glabra
inkberry



Ilex glabra
Photo, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Ilex glabra
Common name: inkberry
Group: dicot
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Growth type: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 4 - 8'
Foliage: evergreen leaves 1 to 2" long, broadest above middle
Flower: dioecious (both male and female plants), blooms in June, dull white flower
Flowering time: mid-June to July
Habitat: dioecious (both male and female plants), blooms in June, dull white flower
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Distribution:
Misc. fruit is a small black berry that may persist through winter into the following spring.
Used in landscaping.
USDA Plant Guide (pdf)