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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-05-003:
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
California Privet


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image of Ligustrum ovalifolium, California Privet

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5396924

Month Unknown        

image of Ligustrum ovalifolium, California Privet

Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org    bug_5396925

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image of Ligustrum ovalifolium, California Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5446882

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Drupes pale green in summer, ripening to dark purple to almost black, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.

image of Ligustrum ovalifolium, California Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5446885

Month Unknown        

Lvs oval to elliptic, 3-6cm, half as wide, lustrous green above, hairless, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.

image of Ligustrum ovalifolium, California Privet

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5446889

Month Unknown        

Flower fragrance causes sinus irritation in many people, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-05-003:
Ligustrum ovalifolium   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

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Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Japan

Habitat: 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:

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/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

 

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