Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


830

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China, Japan & Korea
Documented growing wild in - NC -

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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite, rarely alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete or almost obsolete
4-lobed funnelform corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue-black
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 lucidum   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum lucidum   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Glossy Privet, Broadleaf Privet