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American Silverberry
Elaeagnus commutata
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Also known as - Silverberry, Silver Elaeagnus, Wolf-willow.

Native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Native to western N. America. Common. A single-stemmed shrub, in colonies, 1-3m tall. Leaves, alternate; simple; oblong, broadest at middle, 3-10cm long; generally sharp-pointed, sometimes blunt; wavy; silvery-green, usually with rust-coloured scales. Buds, flecked with golden scales. Twigs, reddish-brown; no thorns. Flowers, sweet scented, most pungent in the evening; attractive to some, overpowering to others; 3- 4 blossoms on short-stalked clusters, in axils; small, (petals lacking); 4 parted sepals to 8mm across; tubular to 15mm long; yellow inside, silvery outside; early June. Fruit, with firm grey outer coat; mealy green toഊwhitish inner, surrounding an elongated, hollow, 8-ridged seed. Habitat: forms colonies in a variety of open habitats, often along gravelly river banks. Tolerates dry soils. sWeas.N50.59.177/W114.09.725.

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Recent American Silverberry Reports in Alberta


Abundance Location Reporter Date
Present Town of Fort Macleod Gullickson 2011/08/24
Present Fairview Escarpment Blake 2011/06/15
Present Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary Blake 2011/05/18
Present Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Blake 2010/06/27
Present County of Camrose No. 22 Blake 2010/06/20

American Silverberry Hotspots in Alberta

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