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Autumn olive

Elaeagnus umbellata


A woody shrub with silvery leaves. The silvery scales on the upper surface tend to be lost over time, but persist on the underside. The small, four-petaled flowers are numerous. The immature fruit also has silvery scales that are lost as it ripens into a red, juicy berry.


Widespread, mostly in partial sun.

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70

Spotted on Apr 15, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2013

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