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Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellata

Other common names: Russian Olive

Family: Oleaster Family (Elaeagnaceae)

Distinctive features: Shrub

Flowers: Summer;  White, tubular, 4 petals.

Leaves: Alternate, Simple;  Alternate.

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas;  Open areas, forest edges.

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Status: Common.

Notes: Very invasive shrub/tree.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: umbellata: bearing umbels

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Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Range map for Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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