Also known as - Silverberry, Silver Elaeagnus, Wolf-willow.
Native to Alberta. Perennial.
By Gustave J. Yaki
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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