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WILD PRIVET Ligusticum vulgare (Oleaceae) Height to 10m<br />
Much-branched, semi-evergreen shrub that has downy young twigs. Found in hedgerows and areas of scrub, mainly on chalk and limestone soils. FLOWERS are 4-5mm across, creamy white, fragrant and 4-petalled; they are borne in terminal spikes (May-Jun). FRUITS are shiny, globular and poisonous, ripening black in the autumn; borne in clusters. LEAVES are shiny, untoothed, oval and opposite. STATUS-Widespread and locally common in S and central England and Wales but generally scarce elsewhere.
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WILD PRIVET Ligusticum vulgare (Oleaceae) Height to 10m
Much-branched, semi-evergreen shrub that has downy young twigs. Found in hedgerows and areas of scrub, mainly on chalk and limestone soils. FLOWERS are 4-5mm across, creamy white, fragrant and 4-petalled; they are borne in terminal spikes (May-Jun). FRUITS are shiny, globular and poisonous, ripening black in the autumn; borne in clusters. LEAVES are shiny, untoothed, oval and opposite. STATUS-Widespread and locally common in S and central England and Wales but generally scarce elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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