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