Elaeagnus umbellata

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Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No
  • Global Invasive Species Database – Yes[1]
  • NatureServe Rank – High
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Potential, ON, PQ, NB, NF, NS
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – Yes, w/ ESA
  • CBCN – High
  • AB Weed – Prohibited Noxious


Native to China, Korea and Japan, introduced into the U.S. for cultivation in 1830. Invasive in riparian areas, esp. S. Alberta (e.g. Milk River)

[2] Link to USDA Plants Database, Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

[3] Link to USDA Plants Characteristics, Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

[4] Link to Natureserve and invasive impact (I-Rank) information

[5] Photos and and more information from missouriplants.com

[6] Link to Missouri Department of Conservation, Vegetation Management Guideline, Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.)