Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2312

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in upland forests and slopes along streams, mostly on shell middens or calcareous rock, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete or almost obsolete
Petals absent
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue-black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Forestiera ligustrina   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Forestiera ligustrina   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Forestiera ligustrina

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Swamp Privet, Southern-privet, Glade Privet, Upland Privet