One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- see oleaster
- ‘East of the Cascades this is often in conifers, willows, Russian olives, or junipers, and west of the Cascades in conifers, willows, or ash trees.’
- ‘Invasive species now bully out the natives - a few ancient cottonwoods stand clumped together in a thicket of Russian olives; a few willows huddle in a swath of tamarisk.’
- ‘Also look for two Russian olives, which arch over the garden entrance of St. Theresa's Path and perfume the spring air.’
- ‘And as native vegetation waned, introduced alien species such as salt cedar (Tamarix spp.) and Russian olive have virtually exploded along western rivers.’
- ‘The Russian olives that Sebastiani planted at wide intervals along the levee have sent out frosty-green, willowlike foliage.’
- ‘This gate, one of three in his garden, is made of Russian olive branches and twigs from trees cut down along Interstate 25 in Denver when sound-barrier walls went in.’
- ‘Also, many native plants are being stressed or extinguished by invasive or introduced species such as bittersweet vine, Russian olive, and English ivy.’
- ‘Hitch your steed and unpack your bedroll beneath the Russian olive trees and cottonwoods at the foot of Spider Rock, an 800-foot tower that is the spiritual home of the Navajo deity Spider Woman.’
- ‘Most are deciduous species such as maple, elm, willow, honeylocust, ash, cottonwood, Russian olive, and hackberry.’
- ‘They are common in forest clearings, wetlands, edges, residential areas, orchards, and stands of Russian olive.’
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