My front door looks all bright and Christmassy now:
Apparently, according to research sponsored by Sky Rainforest Rescue, rather a lot of British people can’t recognise holly:
The average British adult cannot identify some of the country’s most common trees, a survey has revealed.
The study, which tested our basic knowledge of the UK’s most populous shrubs showed that many adults can’t tell a maple tree from an oak or a fir.
It also revealed that nine out of ten people struggle to identify the pointed leaves and red berries of a holly tree, and large numbers also have no idea where conkers come from. Read more
(Being a pedant, I’d quibble with the use of both of the words ‘populous’ and ‘shrubs’ in there.)
Can only 1 person in 10 recognise holly? Not that this example is so easy to recognise, I suppose, as the leaves next to the berries tend to have fewer (or no) spikes, and there is some ivy hiding in there too.