Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

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The Russian Olive, or Elaeagnus Angustifolia, is a thorny small tree that is commonly 5 to 7 meters tall from Eurasia. The Russian Olive is a fast spreading plant not native to the U.S.A ,but commonly found in the U.S. and other places like Germany. The Olive looking fruit of the Russian Olive is commonly eaten by birds and other small animals. The silver leaves and aromatic yellow flowers of the Russian Olive can fill a forest with beauty but can reproduce fast and take over if there is not a lot of water.
By Devyn Groover (5th grader) and Leoncio Adams (Kindergartener)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

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Color yellow
Leaf silver