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Elaeagnus angustifolia L.

Russian olive

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRhamnalesBuckthorns, oleasters, grapes, others
FamilyElaeagnaceaeOleaster family, named after
GenusElaeagnusSilverberry or oleaster genus; from the Greek elais, “olive,” and agnos, “the chaste-tree”

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Elaeagnus angustifolia L. var. orientalis (L.) Kuntze


Elaeagnus angustifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

8/27/2014 · Rio Grande Nature Center, Albuquerque, New Mex­ico · ≈ 9 × 6″ (22 × 15 cm)


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