Related Program: NatureNotes Spring is Time to "Wake Up and Smell the Privet." By Rudy Mancke • May 14, 2018 Related Program: NatureNotes TweetShareGoogle+Email Chinese Privet Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org Privet, or Ligustrum japonicum, is a naturalized plant, and can be hard to control. Its flower has a strong, sweet odor. Listen Listening... / 1:00 NatureNotes is a production of South Carolina Public Radio. Tags: NatureNatureNotesPlantsSCETV Appscetv.orgTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.