Olea europaea L.
Common Olive Tree
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Oleaceae||Temperate climate shrubs, trees and a few vines, include forsythia, ash, jasmine, privet, olive, lilac, and many others|
|Genus||Olea||A Latin name for the important fruit tree, the olive, known from antiquity as a symbol of peace and good will|
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Olea europaea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Baltimore, MD
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)
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