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Boxwood Family: Buxaceae

This is a small family of evergreen herbs, shrubs, or small trees. Flowers can emerge in winter, can be very fragrant, are either male or female, and lack petals. The majority of plants are dioecious, with male flowers and female flowers on separate plants. Family members include fragrant sweetbox, pachysandra, and boxwood.

 

 

 

 

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