Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Chinese Privet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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January Greenville County SC
Opposite in 2 rows at near right angles to the stem, ovate to elliptic, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.
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April Spartanburg County SC
Stamens extend from the four-lobed corolla, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.
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Often forms dense stands, to the detriment of native understory vegetation, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
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May Greenville County SC
Thicket-forming shrubs to 30' in height, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.
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July Greenville County SC
Colonizing by root sprouts & spread widely by bird & animal dispersed seeds, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.
Gill Newberry gn09_l_sinense_privet
Panicles terminal, many on short lateral branches, pedunculate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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October Greenville County SC
"I would rank it a noxious weed, esp in southern states", says Michael Dirr, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
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November McCormick County SC
Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District
It thrives in heavy shade and full sun and forms impenetrable thickets, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
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December Greenville County SC
Lake Conestee Nature Park
One of the most noxious of our weeds, choking out native vegetation, per Weakley's Flora.
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December Spartanburg County SC
Dense ovoid drupes hanging or projecting outward, containing 1-4 seeds, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.