Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Buxales
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Learn more about Boxwood from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Boxwood, Common Box
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Habitat: Persistent for decades at abandoned homesites, and spreading weakly from dumped hedge trimmings and other cuttings, per Weakley's Flora
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Leaves have short, minutely hairy petioles.
4 sepals in staminate flowers, 6 sepals in pistillate flowers
4 stamens in staminate flowers
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