Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug & Urb.
Florida Privet, Florida swampprivet
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
USDA Symbol: fose
This species extends throughout the Caribbean to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where it is called Ink-bush.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Breeding System: Dioecious
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
DistributionUSA: 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 DirectoryAccording 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Forestiera segregata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Forestiera segregata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Forestiera segregata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff