Inkberry, Ilex glabra
side image of gopher tortoise opening its mouth. Figure 4 from  Wildlife of Florida Factsheet: Gopher Tortoise: WEC396/UW441, 8/2018
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Dune Restoration Plants
Aquifoliaceae (taxonomic family)

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Miller, Debbie, Mack Thetford, Chris Verlinde, Gabriel Campbell, and Ashlynn Smith. 2018. “Inkberry, Ilex Glabra: SGEB-75-10/SG1`71, 9/2018”. EDIS 2018 (5). Gainesville, FL.


Inkberry is found throughout Florida and more broadly west to Texas and northeast to the Canadian border. Fruits attract birds and other wildlife but are not edible to humans. Flowers attract pollinators, including honey bees. Plant male and female plants in order to sustain fruit production.

This publication is derived from information in SGEB-75/SG156, Dune Restoration and Enhancement for the Florida Panhandle, by Debbie Miller, Mack Thetford, Christina Verlinde, Gabriel Campbell, and Ashlynn Smith.
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Thetford, M., D. Miller, K. Smith, and M. Schneider. 2005. "Container size and planting zone influence on transplant survival and growth of two coastal plants." HortTechnology 15(3):554-549.

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