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Note: English ivy is extremely invasive and considered noxious in parts of the world where it has escaped into the wild, becoming so dense as to exclude other native species. Ivy-covered trees topple under the weight of the plant. ) Identification: Evergreen trees and shrubs with leathery leaves. Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria) has yellow fruit, whereas English holly (I. aquifolium) and American holly (I. opaca) have red berries. Habitat: American holly found in eastern United States north to Massachusetts, south to Florida, and west to Missouri and Texas.
Tomentosum, P. ) Identification: There are over 200 genera worldwide in this family. P. serotinum is a parasitic epiphyte with thick, succulent ovate leaves, margins entire (not toothed). It grows in many branched clusters typically 2 to 3 feet in diameter clinging to the limbs of host trees, producing white fruit (translucent berry). Habitat: P. Serotinum and P. tomentosum found growing in the wild on mesquite trees, live oaks, and other deciduous trees from Florida north to New Jersey and then west to Texas.
First Aid: Demulcents and over-the-counter products such as Mylanta are typical with small ingestions. Replace fluids. With skin irritation, irrigate with tepid water. With a large dose or allergic reaction, evacuate to emergency room for medical help. Stomach may be emptied. Administered medications may include diphenhydramine, epinephrine, or famotidine. Treatment is for anaphylactic reaction. Note: After flowering in spring, cut back hyacinths’ flower stalks but allow the leaves to die back naturally.