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Wolf willow (Elaeagnus commutata)
Also known as: silverberry
General: This silvery shrub is usually under 2 m tall, with rusty coloured twigs.
Leaves & Twigs: Leaves are oval-shaped (3-8 cm long) and have a distinct silvery-green colour.
Flowers & Fruit: Wolf willow flowers are small, yellow on the inside and silvery on the outside. They produce a strong musky-sweet smell. Berries are a dry silvery colour, with a relatively large, stony seed.
Habitat: Wolf willow prefers the moist edges of prairies, dry hillsides and open fields in aspen forests.
Sampling: Tag a typical shrub for observation.