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Yaupon

Yaupon is an evergreen holly. The leaves have wavy edges, not prickly ones like the Christmas holly. The red berries which appear in fall are a popular food for many songbirds. Local Indians made a tea called "the black drink" from the leaves of this tree. The drink caused vomiting and purged their bodies before long journeys or battle. the leaves of this tree often contain high levels of caffeine.
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