Exotic Pest Reporting
Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in 1830.
Autumn olive has the potential of becoming one of the most troublesome shrubs in the central and eastern United States. It exhibits prolific fruiting and rapid growth that suppresses native plants. It is widely disseminated by birds and can easily adapt to many sites. Due to its nitrogen-fixing capabilities, it has the capacity to adversely affect the nitrogen cycle of native communities that may depend on infertile soils.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
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