May: Olea europaea is
collected in California


Olea europaea probably originated in Asia Minor, spread to the Mediterranean region, and was then introduced into North America (especially California and Arizona), South America (Chile), Australia and South Africa. Countries and regions have distinct varieties of Olive.

The Olive tree is an evergreen growing to 10 m, with a broad, round crown and a thick and knotty trunk.

Olea europaea blooms in May and is collected in California, USA.

Olea europaea

Scientific name: Olea europaea (Syn. Olea chrysophylla)

Common name: Euroepan olive 

Family: Oleaceae