Forestiera acuminata

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Eastern swamp privet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Forestiera
Species: F. acuminata
Binomial name
Forestiera acuminata
(Michx.) Poir.

Forestiera acuminata, commonly known as eastern swamp privet, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is native to the southeastern and central United States, growing primarily in or near wetlands. It is especially common along the Mississippi Valley as far north as Illinois and Indiana, but found also across the South from eastern Texas to South Carolina.[1]

Natural range of Forestiera acuminata