Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Oleaster Family)

The Elaeagnaceae Family is represented by only one species in the Gila National Forest, Elaeagnus angustifolia, the Russian Olive. It is a shrub or small tree with grayish leaves. The young twigs and leaves are pubescent. The younger bark is shiny and sometimes reddish, while the older bark is shreddy.

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian Olive)

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