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Elaeagnus umbellata

Common Name: Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Genus: Elaeagnus
Species: Elaeagnus umbellata

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Autumn olive shrubs have brown smooth bark.

Their leaves are alternate and simple, toothless, and have wavy edges. The leaves are a distinct pale green with silvery undersides.

Habitat & Range

Autumn olives are native to Asia. They are invasive in North America and spread easily in fields and open areas.

Life Cycle

This plant produces small pale red berries with white speckles.

Featured image by James Dake.


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