Elaeagnus umbellata from Dennis in SC

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This is a shrub growing on the roadside and in lightly shaded woods. It is currently loaded with berries which appear to be turning red. The leaves are alternate on the stem and it is approx. 6-7 ft high. Upper piedmont region.

Hi Dennis,

this shrub is called Autumn Olive, Elaeagnus umbellata.  It is not native but was originally planted for wildlife forage.  It can spread and become overly common.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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