Frosty Jaupon Holly

by | Dec 5, 2020 | Photography | 0 comments

© Paul Myrick, 2020, All Rights Reserved

The botanical name of this shrub/small tree is ilex vomitoria and it is a native plant of Mississippi. This photo was taken in December of 2020 in south Jasper County, Mississippi — just north of the Jones County line and not far from now semi-famous small town, Laurel, Mississippi.

Apparently, Yaupon Holly leaves and can be used to make an herbal tea which is caffeinated and it can be purchased online at

Here’s a link to an article on the Mississippi State University Extension site for more information on Yaupon Holly.