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:

 

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


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image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453177

Month Unknown        

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453188

Month Unknown        

Flowers unpleasantly fragrant, borne in nodding panicles, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453196

Month Unknown        

Fruit is a black to blue-black (dark gray) slightly bloomy berry-like drupe, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453209

Month Unknown        

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453233

Month Unknown        

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5453240

Month Unknown        

image of Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium, Border Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5453240b

Month Unknown        

Lvs elliptic-oblong, 2.5-6cm x 0.8-2.5cm, hairless green above, hairy below, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.