Communis, forms a succulent mass of roundish or ovate form, from I ft.
Limosum, which grows in similar situations, it is ovate in outline.
Ears of moderate or small size, ovate, pointed.
Ilex, usually a smaller tree, frequently of rather shrub-like appearance, with abundant glossy dark-green leaves, generally ovate in shape and more or less prickly at the margin, but sometimes with the edges entire; the under surface is hoary; the acorns are oblong on short stalks.
The leaves are broader than in most willows, and are generally either deltoid or ovate in shape, often cordate at the base, and frequently with slender petioles vertically flattened.