- World Boreal Forests -
Elaeagnaceae - Oleaster Family
In the mosaic of the boreal forest, the Elaeagnaceae family, commonly referred to as the Oleaster family, introduces a subtle yet resilient presence. Among its diverse members, the Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and the Silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata) stand as notable contributors to the northern wilderness. The Russian Olive, with its silver-hued leaves and fragrant flowers, adds a touch of elegance to riverbanks, while the Silverberry, adorned with silvery scales, thrives in the challenging boreal conditions. As hardy inhabitants of the region, these Oleaster family members weave their unique characteristics into the boreal forest, enriching both its visual charm and ecological dynamics.