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Connecticut Plants
Autumn Olive
Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

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
Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.
Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.
Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

A twig of autumn olive. The inset shows the silvery undersides of the leaves.