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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Sweet Smell of Silver Berry

If you have ever walked through a native prairie pasture in the late spring and summer, there is a sweet smell that fills the air!  The Silver Berry or Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus commutata) is likely the culprit!  Although not the most beautiful shrub when it comes to shape and size ... as it tends to grow as a clump of single "sticks;" it does however, have the most gorgeous silver foliage and the sweetest smell!  If I could bottle the smell I would!  

The Silver Willows are finally leaving out, and although faint, that sweet smell is starting!

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