Need Help Identifying

aude.scireMay 13, 2007

I am in the process of completing a local plant collection for a western North Carolina local flora class. I have seen this plant in the woods on several occasions, but cannot find a name for it. I have heard that it is called privy hedge, apparently because it was used at one point in time to surround outhouses (the privy). The plant that I have is about 12" tall, with ~1" oval leaves alternating sides up the stem. I have checked a few types of privet hedge that are supposed to live in the area but I can't find an exact match. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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A very common one is Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense).

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 9:42AM
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ziggy___(z5/6 PA)

From past experience, if it is hard to identify, it is probably an alien.


    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 11:34AM
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