gallberry


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gall·ber·ry

 (gôl′bĕr′ē)
n.
Either of two eastern North American hollies, inkberry or Ilex coriacea, having leathery leaves, small white flowers, and black berries.

[From gall (from the use of the berries to make a black dye similar to that from oak galls).]
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Noun1.gallberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berriesgallberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
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The study showed privately managed forest systems are an ideal solution, as they can provide understory plants for bees to feed on and, in turn, pollinating bees increase production of blueberries, blackberries, and other fruit-bearing plants such as holly, gallberry and leatherwood.
It transitions into the swamp system gradually with gallberry (Ilex glabra) and staggerbush (Lyonia ferruginea) serving as a strong indicator of the transition to saturated soils.
Flatwoods plantations were characterized by moderately to poorly drained soils and a dense shrub layer of gallberry (Ilex glabra), saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), and ericaceous shrubs (Abrahamson and Hartnett 1990).
The obvious woody species include red bay (Perseapalustris), white bay (Magnolia virginiana), large gallberry (Ilex coriacea), and black gum (Nyssa sylvatica).