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    American Holly: A Mystic Icon

    By James R. Fazio | July 18, 2017

    Ilex opaca The American holly tree has been popular since the beginning of American history, having served Natives with wood for different applications and berries that were used for buttons and barter. It was said to be a favorite of George Washington, and more than a dozen hollies he planted are still evident today. The first scientific observation of the American Holly tree was recorded in 1744. Holly sparked spiritual status and a place in traditions dating back to ancient…

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