Russian Olive

    Russian Olive

     

    Key to the Trees of Logan Canyon

     

    Are the leaf edges toothed or lobed; and the leaves, twigs, and fruit not covered with silvery scales?







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    Are the leaf edges smooth (no teeth); and the leaves, young twigs, and small, olive-like fruit covered with silvery scales; with thorns often present? Clue: these are not native to Logan Canyon, but have seeded naturally in the lower part of the canyon. It is a Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), not a true olive.

    Russian-olive illustration

    Russian-olive fruit and thorns

     

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