Also called Senjed, Persian olive, wild olive, ◼︎ silver berry and oleaster.

Very distantly related to (not in the same genus, family, order nor subclass as) the food olive 🇪🇺 European olive  Olea europaea.

Instead, part of oleaster/silverberry  genus Elaeagnus in oleaster  family Elaeagnaceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

Native to western and central Asia.   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan treatment details (Michigan) (.pdf pages 38, 134 and 247) Control and Alternatives (Maryland) (.pdf page 3)   inv. trading card (.pdf)

Learn more about 🇷🇺 Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia

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