Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Japanese Privet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Paul Thompson pstligustrum_japonicum
Note the prominent lenticels on twigs. — Clemson Extension
Non-native: Japan & Korea
Habitat: Disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Northeast
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
- NC Department of Transportation
- SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
- SC Native Plant Society
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Opposite, or rarely alternate
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete
4-lobed salverform corolla
Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal panicle
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p086
- A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests p038
- Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina p070
- New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US p069
- Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests p22
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p120
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p096
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p192