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Elaeagnus angustifolia L

Elaeagnus angustifolia L.

Russian olive, Oleaster

Height: 5-12 m

Commonly planted as a windbreak or shade tree.

Can become a serious weed problem in waterways.

Its fruit is an important source of food for birds.

Photo by Brady Allred

Photo by Brady Allred

Photo by Brady Allred

Photo by Brady Allred