Summertime Autumn-olive   3 comments

 During the summer months, tiny fairies sprinkle silvery, glitter dust all over Autumn-olive, Elaeagnaceae umbellata, shrubs.

Surely, there can be no other explanation!

Although, the undersides of the leaves and the twigs are always silver speckled; now they’re intense!

The tiny golden berries and the tops of the leaves are, also, silver dusted.

Soon, the berries will begin to turn yellow, orange and then red as they ripen.  Oh my goodness, I can’t wait; as Autumnberries are, hands down, my favorite foragable.

Until then, we can start scouting berry laden Autumn-olive shrubs.

There are hundreds of them around Wareham!

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some near you!

Hey look, we have company!

Just click on any photo to enlarge.

Thanx for stopping by.  See you around the end of September; for the berry harvest.

SOON, SOON, SOON!

For more Autumn Olive, Elaeagnus umbellata, Autumnberries, please see:

 https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/autumnberry-mania/

 https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/autunmberry-delight/

 https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/more-autumnberries/

 https://forageporage.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/winter-autumnberry/

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