Plant ID, please.

Discussion in 'Nature' started by donald_whirlow|1, May 21, 2014.

  1. Please help ID this bush / shrub which is currently blooming in Western Pennsylvania. The leaves are somewhat more olive in tone than what is shown here. It is quite aromatic, but with a musky fragrance rather than a sweet one.
    Thank you.
    Don
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  2. Looks to me like Jasmine.
     
  3. I am no expert, but it appears to be autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata a highly invasive shrub from East
    Asia.
     
  4. Something from the Apocynaceae? If so, quite possibly poisonous!

    Send the photo to the botany department of your local university! They'll know in no time.
     
  5. Elaeagnus umbellata

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_umbellata
     
  6. Thanks, folks. I think that Elaeagnus umbellata is it, but I've taken Antonio's suggestion and put in a query to Penn State's botany department.
    Don
     

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