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Ligustrum vulgare

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) Other common names: Common Privet

French names: Troene commun

Family: Olive Family (Oleaceae)

Distinctive features: Shrub

Flowers: Summer;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 164   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgare: common (Latin)

Photographs: 63 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet leaf, upper side.

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet leaf, underside.

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet flowers, in late June.

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Bare Privet branch in late winter.

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet shrub in bloom.

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Privet buds in late April.

Range map for Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

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