Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


503

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Semi-persistant
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Silvery-white/Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4-lobed salverform calyx
Petals absent
4 inserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Drupe-like

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Elaeagnus angustifolia   FAMILY Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elaeagnus angustifolia   FAMILY Elaeagnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Russian Olive, Oleaster


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Elaeagnus angustifolia, Russian Olive, Oleaster

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_elan_010_lhd

        

image of Elaeagnus angustifolia, Russian Olive, Oleaster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_angustifolia1

June    Routt County    CO

Leaves 3-8x long as wide; leaves with only silver scales beneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Elaeagnus angustifolia, Russian Olive, Oleaster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_angustifolia1b

June    Routt County    CO

Flowers fragrant, short-pedicelled, in small lateral clusters, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Elaeagnus angustifolia, Russian Olive, Oleaster

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_angustifolia2

June    Routt County    CO