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Forestiera segregata

Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug & Urb.

Florida Privet, Florida swampprivet

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: FOSE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

Evergreen shrub or small tree with 1 or more short, much-branched trunks, forming dense, irregular crowns and thickets.

This species extends throughout the Caribbean to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where it is called Ink-bush.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Breeding System: Dioecious
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar

Distribution

USA: FL , GA , SC
Native Distribution: Along and near coasts of SE. Georgia south to Florida Keys and north to W. Florida; near sea level; also Bermuda and West Indies.
Native Habitat: Moist soil, including sand dunes, hammocks, and understory of pine forests.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

Additional resources

USDA: Find Forestiera segregata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Forestiera segregata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Forestiera segregata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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