Elaeagnus

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    Elaeagnus @ Jogasaki coast

Basic information

Flower Name
Elaeagnus
Formal Name
Elaeagnus
Alias
Silverberry, Oleaster
Habitat
Eastern Europe, North America, Japan and other Asian countries
Morph
Deciduous shrub

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What is Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus, Silverberry ,Oleaster,or gumi, scientific name: Elaeagnus , is a deciduous shrub in the family Elaeagnaceae native to Eastern Europe, North America, and Asia, including Japan.It has spines on the branches ,and numerous hairs on the branches and leaves. The flower has no petals, and it is the calyx that looks like a flower. The calyx is a pale yellow tubular flower with brown spots. The tip of the calyx splits into four parts and opens flat. The flowers are followed by red fruits with brown spots. The fruit can be eaten.

Generic name: Elaeagnus, scientific name: Elaeagnus, aka: Silverberry, Oleaster, origin: Eastern Europe, North America, Asia including Japan, tree height: 200-400 cm, petiole: alternate, flower diameter: 1 cm, flower color: yellow, flower shape: funnel/tube flower, Petals: none, Number of stamens: 4; flowering period: April-May; fruit color: red; fruit shape: oval; fruit: edible; breeding: cuttings; use: garden tree; note: Insectivorous flower.

Detailed information

Order
Rosales
Family
Elaeagnaceae
Genus
Elaeagnus
Species
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Broad elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Yellow
Season
AprMay
Height
200 ~ 400 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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