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Deciduous Holly

Ilex decidua Walt.

Family Aquifoliaceae

Also called "possumhaw" in the south, this small tree has flower parts in 4ís (four petals) that distinguishes it from close relatives (they usually have 5 petals). The showy red fruits are sometimes collected for Christmas decorations. The tree is often planted as an ornamental because of the brilliant winter fruits.