New Mexico olive

Forestiera pubescens pubescens

New Mexico Olive 6

The top of the New Mexico Olive looks like a bush with rows of leaves. The New Mexico Olives leaves are small paired leaves. This plant has yellow flowers in the spring. It grows up to 15 ft. This plant needs summer sun. The New Mexico Olive is commonly found in the Bosque.

This plant is not used for food because it's black berries are poisonous. The plant is mainly planted for beauty and habitat for birds, who eat the berries.

References:
1. en.m.wikipedia, org/wiki/Ligustrum_vulgare
2. www.treenm.com/nm-tree-species/new-mexico-olive/
3. www.highcountrygardens.com/forestiera-neomexican

Author: Jonathan Hamman, Age: 9

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/5132458666/
  2. (c) Mary PK Burns, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/maryburns/4523902022/
  3. (c) Mary PK Burns, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/maryburns/4523901754/
  4. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/25815411503/
  5. (c) tyrrellscience98, all rights reserved, uploaded by tyrrellscience98, http://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/shrubs/
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) tyrrellscience98, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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