Hunt for Holly - December 2019
American Holly (Ilex opaca) is a medium-size tree native to much of the Southeastern United States from Texas to Florida, north to Kentucky, New Jersey, and the southern portions of New York City. With widespread cultivation and a rapidly warming climate, American Holly is extending its natural distribution northward into New England.
Help NYBG document as many Wild American Holly plants as possible by December 31. Photograph the plants anywhere in New York City. Post your findings to iNaturalist so they can be added to the NYC EcoFlora Project.