Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Border Privet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453188
Flowers unpleasantly fragrant, borne in nodding panicles, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453196
Fruit is a black to blue-black (dark gray) slightly bloomy berry-like drupe, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5453240b
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.