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Fraxinus americana

Common Name: White Ash
Fraxinus americana
Fraxinus americana

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Fraxinus
Species: Fraxinus americana

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

White ash grows up to 100’ tall. Its bark is dark gray and tightly furrowed into forking crossed ridges.

The leaves are opposite and compound, 8-10" long, and have 5-9 4" leaflets. The underside of the leaves are white. In the fall, the leaves turn a purple-yellow.

Habitat & Range

White ash is found in the eastern half of the United States, living in moist forests.

Life Cycle

The seeds of this tree are 1 1/2" long, narrow, winged, and hanging.

Featured image by James Dake.


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