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.

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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Paul Thompson    pstosmanthus_fragrans

September?        

Twigs are swollen at the nodes. — Clemson Extension

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JK Marlow    jkm101120_292

November    Greenville County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    jkm101120_292b

November    Greenville County    SC

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