Calflora
Taxon  Report   2897    
Elaeagnus angustifolia  L.
Oleaster,  Russian olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Elaeagnus angustifolia, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Family: ELAEAGNACEAE  
Genus: Elaeagnus
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Elaeagnus angustifolia var. orientalis
ICPN: Elaeagnus angustifolius
More information about  Elaeagnus angustifolia
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELAN)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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