Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4280

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it to be persistent for decades at abandoned homesites, and spreading weakly from dumped hedge trimmings and other cuttings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have short, minutely hairy petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
Creamy yellow
Unisexual
4 sepals in staminate flowers, 6 sepals in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
4 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Buxales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY Buxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buxus sempervirens   FAMILY Buxaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Boxwood, Common Box


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