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as wildlife food plantings, forming stands. Non-leguminous nitrogen fixer.
Resembles silverthorn or thorny olive (Elaeagnus pungens) and Russian olive (E. angustifolia). Silverthorn is evergreen with brown scaly and hairy twigs, flowers in late fall producing few reddish-silver scaly drupes in spring. Russian olive with silver scaly twigs and both leaf surfaces and flowers early summer producing many yellow olives in fall and winter. Minnie bush (Menziesia pilosa), a southern Appalachian native at high elevations, is somewhat similar but has glands, not scales, on the midvein.
Bayer International Code - ELUM
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