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Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Ligustrum, Privet
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Description:
Evergreen or deciduous shrubs; leaves simple, opposite, with smooth margins; flowers small, white, 4-parted, tubular, in terminal clusters; fruit a semi-fleshy, black berry.
Family:
Oleaceae
Origin:
Eurasia.
Distribution:
Throughout.
Poison Part:
Leaves and Berries
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, weakness, low blood pressure, cold and clammy skin possibly lasting 48 to 72 hours
Toxic Principle:
Glycosides: syringin (ligustrin), a glycoside; shikimic acid (lowest toxic dose 4,000mg); and others
Severity:
Treat with caution
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas around buildings; escaped and naturalized in moist areas; landscape as evergreen ornamental shrub.

NCCES plant id: 1081

Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare
Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare
Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare Ligustrum japonicum, L. sinense, L. lucidum, L. vulgare