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Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Common Name: Green Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Scientific Classification

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

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Green ash is reaches about 70 feet tall.

The bark of this tree is gray and tightly furrowed into forking, crossed ridges.

Green ash leaves are opposite, compound, and 8-10" long. They have 5-9 leaflets. They are green on both sides, and have tiny hairs on the underside.

Habitat & Range

Green ash is found in wet areas such as swamps in the eastern United States, stretching west as far as Montana. Their range also reaches north into southern Canada.

Life Cycle

Seeds are narrow, hanging, and winged.

Featured image by James Dake.


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