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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Biggest darn holly we've seen

I expect there are bigger ones growing on old estates around Detroit, but this is largest evergreen holly I've run across in Michigan. I discovered this one today in a back yard off Pontiac Trail.
       On a visit to the Sandy Hook National Seashore in New Jersey a decade or two ago, I learned that this species and poison ivy are among the first two woody plants to colonize the ocean-side sand dunes.

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