PlantsFlowering PlantsOlive FamilyPrivet — Genus Ligustrum
Tree or shrub. Leaves opposite, simple. Leaf margins entire. Flowers 4-lobed. Fruit is a small drupe. These are all very aggressive invaders.
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Amur Privet —  Ligustrum amurense [1]
Japanese Ligustrum
Japanese Ligustrum —  Ligustrum japonicum [1,2]
Shrub. Leaves 2-4", thick, leathery, rigid, snap when bent. Flowering Jun-Jul.
Glossy Privet
Glossy Privet —  Ligustrum lucidum [1,2]
Tree. Leaves 3-6", shiny, flexible, bend without breaking. Flowering late summer.
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California Privet —  Ligustrum ovalifolium [1]
Quihou's Privet
Quihou's Privet —  Ligustrum quihoui [1,2]
Shrub. Leaves with very short petioles. Flowering May-Jul.
Chinese Privet
Chinese Privet —  Ligustrum sinense [1,2,3]
Shrub. Leaves with short petioles. Flowering Apr-May.
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European Privet —  Ligustrum vulgare [1]
Evidence that species is found in Texas:
  1. USDA Plants Database, advanced search for Texas plants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
  2. Rick's iNaturalist observations, nature observations of Richard K. Murphy. Identifications are not necessarily confirmed by other users.
  3. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Texas, Volume 1, B.L. Turner, Holly Nichols, Geoffrey Denny and Oded Doron, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), Fort Worth, Texas, 2003.