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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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


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image of Forestiera ligustrina

JK Marlow    jkm110416_887

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Forestiera ligustrina

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfligustrina_mcc4

April    McCormick County    SC

Leaves have distinct petioles (Chinse Privet has very short petioles), per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

image of Forestiera ligustrina

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfligustrina_mcc7

April    McCormick County    SC

image of Forestiera ligustrina

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfligustrina_mcc8

April    McCormick County    SC

Smaller leaves than those of F. godfreyi, with margins toothed thoughout, per The Trees of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide.

image of Forestiera ligustrina

Eva Pratt    esp_image5

May        AL

image of Forestiera ligustrina

Eva Pratt    esp_image5b

May        AL

The finely serrate leaves are up to 2" long, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.