WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: INKBERRY; GALLBERRY (Ilex glabra)
Medium size member of the holly family which produces small white flowers for pollinators and deep purple-black fruit for birds and other wildlife. Can be used as a screen but may have to do some pruning to make it bushy. Crushed berries can be used as ink.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Ilex
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3793