All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Yaupon berries</strong>
<em>Ilex vomitoria</em> /Holly Family
Milton, FL<br>
The species name alludes to the practice of early native Floridians who made a ceremonial "Black Drink" from the dried leaves. The results of drinking the tea were ...
Yaupon berries
Ilex vomitoria /Holly Family
Milton, FL

The species name alludes to the practice of early native Floridians who made a ceremonial "Black Drink" from the dried leaves. The results of drinking the tea were cleansing, to say the least! This is a very common shrub in Florida. It is related to the Holly that is used as Christmas decorations.

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