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Common Olive - introduced (*Olea europaea)

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Family: Oleaceae (Olive family).

Native of Mediterranean region and southwest Asia.

Occurrence: Occasional weed.


The plant is cultivated for its oil producing fruits. In some parts of Australia the olive is a significant environmental weed.

Photos 1: Olive branch showing leaves and unripe fruit. The fleshy fruit ripen to a purple-black colour. St Arnaud.

2. Olive in bud. The flowers are small.