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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Simple, Alternate Leaves, Smooth Margin )
Oleaster Family (Elaeagnaceae)

Wolf-willow/Silverberry
Elaeagnus commutata

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 4 m

Description: Even with your eyes closed, the pungent aroma of the wolf willow easily identifies this plant. Once experienced, the smell is immediately identifiable. The long, narrow, smooth-margined and alternately arranged leaves resemble those of a willow, but they have a silvery covering The leaves are 2-9 mm in length. The tiny, tubular, yellow flowers have four petals, and are up to 15 mm in length. Later, the flowers are replaced by a silver berry-like fruit.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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