Taxon  Report   2897    
Elaeagnus angustifolia  L.
Oleaster,  Russian olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2018 Joe Woods
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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one or more occurrences
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Elaeagnus angustifolia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).