OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum japonicum   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-05-002:
Ligustrum japonicum   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Privet


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image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Paul Thompson    pstligustrum_japonicum

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Note the prominent lenticels on twigs. — Clemson Extension

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum japonicum   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-05-002:
Ligustrum japonicum   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

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829

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Japan & Korea

Habitat: Disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite, or rarely alternate

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
Blue
Drupe

 

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