Elaeagnus pungens. THORNY ELAEGNUS. China, Japan
Elaeagnaceae

Shrub, clipped as hedge, on south side of Braun Music and in Outer Quad NW courtyards (see South of Quad tree map). The distinctive, wavy-margined leaves are silvery beneath, dotted with brown scales.

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Name derivation, genus | species: from the Greek elais, "olive," and agnos, "the chaste-tree" | spiny, sharp-pointed, from California Plant Names

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