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privet

(prĭv`ĭt), any plant of the genus Ligustrum, Old World shrubs or small trees of the family Oleaceae (oliveolive,
common name for the Oleaceae, a family of trees and shrubs (including climbing forms) of warm temperate climates and of the Old World tropics, especially Asia and the East Indies.
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 family), some of which are common as hedge plants. Privet hedges are popular for their dark green leaves and their ease of cultivation even in adverse city conditions. The various species are evergreen, nearly evergreen, or deciduous, some producing small white flowers in profusion. They are usually propagated by cuttings. The common privet (L. vulgare) has become naturalized in the E United States; the California privet (L. ovalifolium) is a native of Japan. Privet is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Scrophulariales.

privet

a. any oleaceous shrub of the genus Ligustrum, esp L. vulgare or L. ovalifolium, having oval dark green leaves, white flowers, and purplish-black berries
b. (as modifier): #5a privet hedge
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GOLDENLEAVES As the autumn leavesgrow completely over the grass Nature'sway of saying that summer has passed My garden is carpeted with glorious golden leaves Making music as they rustle in the gentle breeze The nights now have their first touch of frost The beauty of my garden is now, sadly, lost Roses have lost their fragrant aroma Telling me that summertime is over Time now to prepare for wintering flower beds To cut back and trim the privet hedge It'sa worthwhile task, asI prepare each bed And look forward to the months ahead W allflowers, tulips and golden daffodils Next spring will bring forth floral thrills With satisfaction I will see the flowers bloom That will bring sunshine after the winter'sgloom by William Reilly, L15
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