Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2499

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare

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

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INVASIVE

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Petioles almost absent or to 6mm long

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black/ Purple-black
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum obtusifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Ligustrum obtusifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Border Privet