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Ilex aquifolium L.

English holly, European holly

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAquifolialesHollies and some fairly obscure genera
FamilyAquifoliaceaeHolly family
GenusIlexLatin for “holly oak” (rather than holly!)
SpeciesaquifoliumThe classical name for holly, now under the genus Ilex, but applied to the holly family as Aquifoliaceae

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Ilex aquifolium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Ilex aquifolium (English holly, European holly)

3/4/2001 · Haleakula, Maui, Hawaii ID is uncertain


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