Elaeagnus commutata Bernh.
FamilyElaeagnaceae — APG family: Elaeagnaceae
Common namesilverberry
DescriptionShrub with brownish-scurfy young twigs and dark, grayish-red old branches; leaves alternate, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, undulate, silver-scurfy on both sides; flowers axillary, deflexed, perfect, fragrant; calyx with globose base, 4-cleft; fruit silvery, obovate, dry, mealy, with striate stone.
EcologyDry slopes, gravel bars, in McKinley Park to 1,200 meters. Described from the banks of the Missouri River.
UsesThe fruit is eaten cooked in moosefat by the natives.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.