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Forestiera segregata (Jacq.) Krug & Urb.
Florida Swampprivet, Florida Privet
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Breeding System: Dioecious
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
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.
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Research LiteratureReslit 1533 - Container and field evaluation of three native shrubs grown in compost-based media (2006) S. B. Wilson, L. K. Mecca, H. E. Danielson, D. A. ...
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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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: 2023-04-19
Research By: TWC Staff