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Olive Family (Oleaceae)

Characteristics Of The Olive Family, Important Species

The olive family is a family of flowering plants known to botanists as the Oleaceae. The Oleaceae have about 25 genera and over 500 species. Most species are native to temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The best known trees of this family are olive and ash, while the most familiar shrubs are privet, lilac, and golden bell, all popular ornamental plants.

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