|Clusters of light yellow aromatic flowers. May-July|
Photo: Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, Bugwood.org
|Fruits are silvery-grey. Each contain one hard seed. |
The fruits form in groups at leaf axils.
Often eaten and spread by birds.
|leaves are alternate leaves and egg or lance-shaped with smooth margins.|
Leaves are narrow and 2 to 3 inches long.
The upper surface has star-shaped hairs that give them a greyish-green color. The undersides have silvery-white scales.
|Stems have stiff sharply pointed spines. |
Young stems are smooth and rusty colored.
|Mature bark is shaggy and reddish-brown.|
|Young plants are shrubby and are often found in disturbed areas.|
|Mature trees are 10 to 25+ feet tall and from 4 to 20 inches in diameter. |
Photo: Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
IPCW Plant Report
BYUI Applied Plant Science Department - Russian Olive ID YouTube video
Montana Weed Control Association - Russian Olive ID
National Invasive Species Information Center