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Re: [nafex] Elaeagnus family (how to approach unknown plants)

"Robert H." wrote:

> I was looking around a nearby nursery the other day and found an nice
> looking shrub called "Elaeagnus" It looked similar to the Goumi.
> After just planting a small one the other day, I wondered about this
> plant.  The guy that was there did not know many details about the
> latin name, family nor if its edible, so I was just left wondering.
> Does anyone know if all Elaeagnus plants have edible berries?
> This brings up a larger issue for me.....
>   (Please note that I am a novice at all this plant exploration stuff)
> I have looked on the web for different variation of Elaeagnus, but
> havent found to much.
> If you all were in my same situation, what would you do with the
> plant?
> What methods would you use to invigate it's possiblities?
> Would this be a a good plant to try grafting to?
> Would it polinate the other plant?
> Just curious
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