OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Elaeagnaceae, Oleaster family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thorny Olive, Autumn Siverberry, Silverthorn, Thorny Elaeagnus

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Elaeagnus pungens   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elaeagnus pungens   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elaeagnus pungens 134-01-001   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

 

Habitat: Forests and woodlands in suburban areas, spread by birds

Uncommon (rare in NC Mountains)

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Autumn-olive, Spring Silverberry, Oriental Silverleaf

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Elaeagnus umbellata   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Elaeagnus umbellata var. parvifolia   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elaeagnus umbellata 134-01-002   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

 

Habitat: Forests and woodlands, old pastures, fields, waste areas, spread by birds

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: China & Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Russian Olive, Oleaster

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Elaeagnus angustifolia   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elaeagnus angustifolia   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

 

Habitat: Forests, pastures, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Cherry Elaeagnus, Cherry Silverberry

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Elaeagnus multiflora   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elaeagnus multiflora   FAMILY: Elaeagnaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Japan & China

 


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"In the South and East, some of the worst offenders... include several honeysuckle species, the Melaleuca paperbark tree, autumn olive, privet, multiflora rose, kudzu, lantana, buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, purple loosestrife, Japanese stiltgrass, Norway maple, burning bush, English ivy, Japanese knotweed, Bradford pear, empress tree, Japanese barberry, wisteria, and mile-a-minute weed. These and many more invasive plants were introduced to this country by well-meaning horticulturists looking for exciting new species to sell in the garden trade." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home