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Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn olive is an invasive plant that threatens native plant habitats. More on this topic from Invasive Plant Atlas of New England.

• Family: Oleaster (Elaeagnaceae)
• Habitat: roadsides, thickets, fields
• Height: 6-15 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch across
• Flower color: white to pale yellow
• Flowering time: April to May
• Origin: East Asia

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Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata
Elaeagnus umbellata
A twig of autumn olive. The inset shows the silvery undersides of the leaves.

Last updated June 20, 2006. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.