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Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare Oleaceae Height to 5m<br />
Branched, semi-evergreen shrub. Bark Reddish brown with distinct gashes. Branches Dense, much-divided; twigs downy. Leaves Shiny, untoothed, oval, opposite. Reproductive parts Flowers creamy white, 4-5mm across, fragrant and 4-petalled; in terminal spikes. Fruits shiny, black and clustered. Status Native on calcareous soils but also widely planted.
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Wild Privet Ligustrum vulgare Oleaceae Height to 5m
Branched, semi-evergreen shrub. Bark Reddish brown with distinct gashes. Branches Dense, much-divided; twigs downy. Leaves Shiny, untoothed, oval, opposite. Reproductive parts Flowers creamy white, 4-5mm across, fragrant and 4-petalled; in terminal spikes. Fruits shiny, black and clustered. Status Native on calcareous soils but also widely planted.

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Date: 16 Feb 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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