[Wildflowers with 4 Petals East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

The Oleaster Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington


Canada buffalo berry: Shepherdia canadensis

Canada Buffalo Berry

Russian Olive, Oleaster: Elaeagnus angustifolia - Fragrant trees with silvery foliage and drupe-like fruits. Leaves and branches alternate. flowers bisexual with 4 stamens. Often found below 1400 meters around homesteads or along watercourses.

American Silverberry, Wolfberry: Elaeagnus commutata (Synonym: Elaeagnus argentea)

Autumn Olive: Elaeagnus umbellata

Buffalo Berry: The Genus Shepherdia - Shrubs. Leaves and branches opposite. Flowers unisexual with the staminate flowers on different plants than the pistillate plants. 8 stamens found on staminate flowers.

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