Also called wild privet and common privet.

Part of ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern Asia.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦+🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan   Nice drawing.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 39)

On a list as having ☠︎ poisonous[?] berries and leaves, and asthma- and eczema-causing pollen, causing 🇳🇿 New Zealand to ban this plant.

In the 🇺🇸 USA, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center suggests those seeking glossy foliage than can be pruned to a hedge replace this plant with native alternative bayberry  Myrica pensylvanica. [1]  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (pages 4 and 39)

More native alternatives (Missouri Botanical Garden).

Management and Control (Wisconsin)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Control and Alternatives (Maryland).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 4)

Learn more about 🇪🇺 European privet Ligustrum vulgare

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