Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Waxyleaf Privet is usually a lanky, tall evergreen shrub that may exceed 15 feet, with branches rather slender and spreading/drooping. The shiny and dark green leaves are narrowly lance-shaped and short-tapered to both ends. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Though seemingly established only rarely in parts of our area, this species has the potential to become another noxious "shrub weed" across the region, per Weakley's Flora (2022)
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Habitat: Glade margins, suburban woodlands, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
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Opposite, or rarely alternate
4-lobed funnelform corolla
Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p086
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p192
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