Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


832

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe & northern Africa
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common (rare in NC)

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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
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

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite, rarely alternate

FLOWER:
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 vulgare   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ligustrum vulgare   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
European Privet, Common Privet