Oleaceae | privet
Occasional along streambanks.
Found along a trail. Occasionally in surrounding forest
Common understory shrub, with many seedlings.
The number of naturalized/invasive exotic shrubs in these woods is getting me down.
Ligustrum vulgare (wild privet, also sometimes known as common privet or European privet), is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from southern England and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran.