Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2498

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Japan
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete
4-lobed salverform corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Ligustrum obtusifolium var. suave   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum amurense   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-05-001:
Ligustrum amurense   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ligustrum obtusifolium var. amurense

 

COMMON NAME:
Amur Privet