Autumn olive, Japanese silverberry, Umbellate oleaster

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Autumn olive,
Japanese silverberry, Umbellate oleaster:Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. var. umbellata

English Name: Autumn olive,
Japanese silverberry, Umbellate oleaster
Roman Name: Akigumi
Flowering season: April-May
Use site: All tree ( wood ) , fruit
Plant commentary: Deciduous shrub . Height 1~3m. Stem branches upright . The branches have thorns , twigs take on an off-white . Leaves and alternate , oblong of length 4~8cm. There is a white scale on the surface , but later become hairless . On the back side and the petiole is dense the silver-white scales . Arrive in a few are clustered in the new branch of the root . Petals calyx length in a cylindrical shape , such as a flower Nagu 6~7mm, tip is 4 Crack . Changes from white to yellow , there is a fragrance . The fruits ripen red in fall in the sphere of diameter 6~8mm.
Origin and distribution: Hokkaido Central Hokkaido south , Kyushu from Honshu , Okibaku , Korea , China , native to Taiwan , sunny fields and mountains , forest road aside , Kawahara , grows well on the seafront of the sandy beach , is also planted .
Purpose and effect: Wood to use stiff farming implements , such as the handle of the tool . Although the fruit is difficult to be eaten raw bitterness is strong tool , 10-11 May around , the red ripe fruit with the lemon juice and sugar syrup to make a jam , eat delicious . It has several valid pharmacological activity in the fruit , eaten as beauty foods .