Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus commutata)
Bloom time: May – June
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 & Fruits
Habitat: Wolf willow prefers the moist edges of prairies, dry hillsides and open fields in aspen forests.
PlantWatch Pointers: Tag a typical shrub for observation.
- First bloom: when the first flowers are open on the observed shrub (3 places).
- Mid bloom: when 50% of the flowers are open on the observed shrub.
This species is monitored in:
The flowers are very fragrant; and the beautiful striped seeds are popular in the Prairies for making necklaces.