Elaeagnus angustifolia

The ovary is technically superior in the Elaeagnaceae, but is tightly surrounded by a hypanthium (a floral cup formed by the fusion of sepals and staminal filaments) so as to appear inferior.

Posted by Matt Lavin on 2012-09-17 15:00:06

Tagged: , introduced , tree , shrub , Elaeagnaceae , Elaeagnus angustifolia , Russian olive , flower , sepals , stamens , Bozeman , Montana

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