Elaeagnus angustifolia L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Elaeagnus angustifolia L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Small, usually thorny tree to 10 m, the young twigs densely silvery; lvs lanceolate, 3–10 cm, silvery on both sides; fls as in no. 1 [Elaeagnus commutata Bernh.], except the style surrounded by a short, tubular disk just above the constriction of the hypanthium; fr 1 cm, yellow, with silvery scales; 2n=28. Native of Eurasia, planted for ornament and often escaped in c. and w. U.S., rarely eastward. June, July.

  • Common Names

    Russian olive, oleaster