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East Tennessee (valley)
May 27, 2020 6:37 PM CST
This grows alongside honeysuckle in east tn. It seems to be a shrub or vine because I've also seen it on the side of the road and can't figure out what it is for the life of me. Thanks!
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PA (Zone 6a)
May 27, 2020 6:42 PM CST
Looks like sweet autumn clematis, which can be invasive I've read.
East Tennessee (valley)
May 27, 2020 6:47 PM CST
pinkruffles said:Looks like sweet autumn clematis, which can be invasive I've read.

Very similar but these flowers grow into a cone like formation and the leaves look more rounded...
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May 27, 2020 7:06 PM CST
Reminds me of privet, Ligustrum sp. such as L sinense... it is invasive in many area, even in tropic
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May 27, 2020 7:09 PM CST


I agree, blooms way too small for a sweet autumn clematis.
Some photos of Tofi's suggested plant which look like a match.
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May 27, 2020 8:50 PM CST
Definitely a Ligustrum sp., of which there are more than a few which are invasive exotics. They will always have simple opposite leaves, which separates it categorically from Clematis sp. mentioned - which will have trifoliate compound leaves with opposite arrangement along its stems.
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May 28, 2020 3:23 AM CST
pinkruffles said:Looks like sweet autumn clematis, which can be invasive I've read.

Clematis terniflora ...common name Sweet autumn clematis have 4 petals...but the flowers are a different shape./arrangement...with many stamens.

Ligustrum is a better fit.

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