Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


829

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Japan & Korea

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in 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, 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 153-05-002:
Ligustrum japonicum   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Privet


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image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

JK Marlow    jkm170527_033

May    Abbeville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

JK Marlow    jkm170527_035

May    Abbeville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

JK Marlow    jkm170527_573

May    Abbeville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_25

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

JK Marlow    jkm0307e_13

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Roxanna Martin    rlm7108_023

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Loosely branching conical clusters of flowers, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

JK Marlow    jkm0308a_36

August    Williamsburg County    SC

Leaves mostly (3)4-8(9)cm long, apex acute to abruptly acuminate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Paul Thompson    pstligustrum_japonicum

September?        

Note the prominent lenticels on twigs. — Clemson Extension

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Roxanna Martin    rlm122708_128

December    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese Privet

Roxanna Martin    rlm12708_142

December    Spartanburg County    SC

Conical-shaped, branched terminal clusters of ovoid drupes, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.