Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon

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

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INVASIVE

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

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


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image of Elaeagnus angustifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_elan_010_lhd

        

image of Elaeagnus angustifolia

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

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

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_e_angustifolia2

June    Routt County    CO