Autumn olive is an invasive plant that threatens native plant habitats. More on this topic from Invasive Plant Atlas of New England.
- Family: oleaster (Elaeagnaceae)
- Habitat: roadsides, thickets, fields
- Height: 6-15 feet
- Flower size: 1/4 inch across
- Flower color: white to pale yellow
- Flowering time: April to May
- Origin: East Asia
A twig of autumn olive. The inset shows the silvery undersides of the leaves.