Box - Buxus sempervirens
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, oval to elliptical. Flowers greenish yellow, tiny (2 mm) in lateral clusters with male and female borne on the same plant. Fruit small three horned capsule containing black seeds.
Very similar to Wilson's Honeysuckle and Box-leaved Honeysuckle, but quite different when inflower and fruit.
Hedgerows and woodland, usually as an escape from cultivation.
Flowers April and May.
Widespread as a naturalised plant in most parts of Britain, more scattered in Scotland.
Occasional as a naturalised plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 44 of the 617 tetrads.
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