Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


506

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China/Japan
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in forests and woodlands, 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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Semi-persistant
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown/Pinkish
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 umbellata var. parvifolia   FAMILY Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elaeagnus umbellata var. parvifolia   FAMILY Elaeagnaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 134-01-002:
Elaeagnus umbellata   FAMILY Elaeagnaceae

LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Elaeagnus umbellatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Autumn Olive, Spring Silverberry