regel's privet


re·​gel's privet
variants or regel privet
: a deciduous Asiatic shrub (Ligustrum obtusifolium regehanum) with horizontally spreading branches and pubescent branchlets and leaves that is used as a hedge plant and is notably tolerant of shade and soil

Word History


probably after Edward August von Regel †1892 German botanist in Russia

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“Regel's privet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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