Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian Olive 2

Russian Olive

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 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.
Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_angustifolia
https://www3.northern.edu/natsource/TREESA1/Russia1.htm
By Devyn Groover (5th grader) and Leoncio Adams (Kindergartener)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Devyn Groover and Leoncio Adams, all rights reserved, uploaded by chinookspirit, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12017592
  2. Adapted by chinookspirit from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_angustifolia

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