common green holly

roslyn beattie asked 12 years ago
Is the green holly, Ilex aquifolium, male or female?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The common green holly is generally male or female. Occasionally some plants can produce a few female or a few male flowers, but generally either a tree carries berries or does not. You can see the tiny berry in a female flower and the pollen-carrying stamens in a male flower.