Wednesday, June 5, 2024


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is Russian Olive.  It is fairly abundant in my county.  Wildlife uses it for food and nesting.  It is often times planted for a windbreak.  It spreads by suckers and can become aggressive.  It usually blooms in May and June and I found it on May 2.  It has a very strong smell when blooming which is not unpleasant.

Don't forget, there are Wildflowers by Color pages here on the Blog that contain a lot of the more common ones seen and can be used to help identify the flowers you may see.


  1. Don't recognize it as one that is local around here

    1. Probably not. It's fairly localized even here.