Species: 

Elaeagnus pungens 

Common Name: 

thorny olive

Systems Affected (standardized): 

disturbed/waste areas, forest/woodland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE

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Impacts: 

Impact outcomes
Damaged ecosystem services
Ecosystem change/ habitat alteration
Modification of fire regime
Modification of nutrient regime
Modification of successional patterns
Monoculture formation
Reduced native biodiversity
Threat to/ loss of native species
Transportation disruption
Impact mechanisms
Competition - monopolizing resources
Competition - shading
Rapid growth

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

As a highly valued ornamental it is highly likely to continue to be introduced as any number of the existing or future selected cultivars.

Info Blurb: 

Rapid growth and monoculture formation can reduce native biodiversity. A highly valued ornamental that is likely to continue to be introduced.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

OWL

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE