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Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug & Urban
Florida Privet, Florida swampprivet
USDA Symbol: fose
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), VI(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff