Fig. 57. — Gallberry (Ilex glabra). Photographed by J. J. Wilder.
largest number of colonies is found in the southeast counties, where the tupelos, or gum trees, are also abundant. There is much unoccupied territory. In the near future it is probable that gallberry honey will be sold by the carload.
Owing to the much smaller area of swampland in South Carolina the gallberry is less important than in North Carolina; but in southeast Georgia it is a very