Plant ID forum: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 22, 2015 6:59 AM CST
Is that the correct species name for this ubiquitous plant lining the roads and making the whole state stink? TIA!



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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 23, 2015 8:29 AM CST
I think it is most likely Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense, yes.
Alabama and other states are also being invaded by
Japanese - L. japonicum and Glossy privet - L. lucidum.

There are eradication programs; folks can report the location of the plants. You can rip them out, or burn them, or spray them with nasty chemicals.
http://www.issg.org/database/species/management_info.asp?si=...
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 23, 2015 10:30 AM CST
TY! Here goes, I'm reporting the location where I've seen it: EVERYWHERE between Andalusia & Dothan AL, and south from Pensacola to Port St. Joe FL, that's not mowed or otherwise kept free of it!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 25, 2015 9:55 AM CST
I have privet hedge in plain and variegated and it gets purple berries. But the flowers almost smell like honey, a good scent. Are there different privets? We've had it for over 20 years for privacy and it hasn't failed us and birds love it too.
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purpleinopp
Apr 25, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Yes, quite a few:
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=ligustrum&button=
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