Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Holly is one of the most distinctive of our evergreen shrubs and trees. It is easily identifiable by its waxy, spiky leaves and clusters of scarlet red berries.

Holly has long been associated with mid-winter celebrations and been gathered in great quantities for Yuletide decorations, both of the Church and of the home.

The berries, though eaten by birds, are poisonous to human beings, and children should be warned against them.

Source: www.botanical.com A Modern Herbal – Holly (see below)

Related Website: A Modern Herbal – Holly by Mrs M Grieve
Website URL: http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/h/holly-28.html