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Need Help Identifying

Posted by aude.scire NC (My Page) on
Sun, May 13, 07 at 23:20

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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RE: Need Help Identifying

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

RE: Need Help Identifying

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


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