Plant Type: Tree

Life Cycle: Perennial

Domestication Type: Wild

Leaf Type: Simple

Description: The shiny leaves have small angles on the margin which come to sharp points, almost spines. The tree is evergreen. This is the familiar Chrstmas holly.

Poisonous: The berries are poisonous to humans and other animals, but some birds do eat them. I have proof that wild turkeys sometimes eat large quantities of the berries.