Species: Garden Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium)

Family: Olives (OLEACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Olives (OLEACEAE)

Olive, ash, privet, and lilac are well known members of this family.

C. Garden Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium)

The strong-smelling white flowers of this half-evergreen shrub appear in May, followed by shiny black berries. It is unlucky to bring privet indoors, but this belief may be related to the fact that it stinks the room out where it is taken.

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Garden Privet

It is unlucky to bring privet indoors, but this belief may be related to the fact that it stinks the room out where it is taken.