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Chinese Privet

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Chinese privet
Scientific Name:
Ligustrum sinense Lour. (ITIS)
Synonym:
Ligustrum villosum
Common Name:
Chinese privet, small-leaf privet, Chinese ligustrum
Photo:
Chinese privet, flowers; inflorenscense with unopened buds - Photo by Karen Brown; University of Georgia
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
1800s (Cuda et al.)
Means of Introduction:
Introduced as an ornamental (Cuda et al.)
Impact:
Forms dense thickets that displace native species (Cuda et al.)
Current U.S. Distribution:
Southern and Eastern U.S.

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

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Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Partnership

IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).

Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

International Government

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Auckland Regional Council (New Zealand).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy.

State and Local Government

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: Plant Industry Pest Alerts for more pests

Academic

Texas A&M University. Texas Forest Service.
See also: Texas Forestry Association's "Dirty Dozen" (scroll to view) for more fact sheets
Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

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