Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3018

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious or andro-dioecious

Non-native

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.
Margins finely dentate or entire

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Creamy-white
Bisexual, usually becoming unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4-lobed campanulate calyx
4-lobed campanulate corolla
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a few-flowered axillary panicle

FRUIT:
Purple-black
Drupe

 

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


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Osmanthus fragrans   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fragrant Tea Olive


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image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

Paul Thompson    pstosmanthus_fragrans

September?        

Twigs are swollen at the nodes. — Clemson Extension

image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

Fran Durovchic Villa    fdv_image0

October    Greenville County    SC

in cultivation

In coastal areas it reaches 20-30' high, reduced in size further inland, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

Fran Durovchic Villa    fdv_image2

October    Greenville County    SC

in cultivation

The small white flowers are quite fragrant, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

Fran Durovchic Villa    fdv_image3

October    Greenville County    SC

in cultivation

Lvs oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 2-4(5)" long, finely dentate or entire, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

JK Marlow    jkm101120_292

November    Greenville County    SC

image of Osmanthus fragrans, Fragrant Tea Olive

JK Marlow    jkm101120_292b

November    Greenville County    SC

Many-flowered cymes fascicled in leaf axils. Pedicel 4-10mm. Calyx ~ 1mm, per Flora of China.