Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Amur Privet - Ligustrum obtusifolium var. suave   (Kitagawa) H. Hara
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Author(Kitagawa) H. Hara
DistributionSo far as is known, Durham and Polk counties. Specimes from Iredell and Robeson counties are sinense.

Native of Japan; N.A. distribution not available.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatVacant lot used for parking, established in woods.
PhenologyFlowering May-June.
IdentificationAmong the smaller leaved species of privet, this one has inflorescences broadly cylindric to pyramidal (narrow cylindric in quihoui). The corolla tube is 1.5-3x longer than the lobes (<1.2 x in sinense, vulgare). Differs subtly from var. obtusifolium -- see key in Weakley.
Taxonomic CommentsLong known as L. amurense.

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