Elaeagnus angustifolia L. (ITIS)
Russian olive, oleaster
Eurasia (Zouhar 2005)
Exact date unknown; was introduced to the central and western U.S. by the early 1900s (Zouhar 2005)
Introduced as a horticultural plant (Zouhar 2005)
Crowds out native species (Zouhar 2005)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Russian Olive.
Council or Task Force
Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act
California Invasive Plant Council.
Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.
State and Local Government
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
University of Maine. Cooperative Extension.
See also: Natural Resources Publications for entire "Maine Invasive Plants" series