Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fraxinus americana   FAMILY Oleaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fraxinus americana   FAMILY Oleaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-01-002a:
Fraxinus americana var. americana   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Fraxinus americana

 

COMMON NAME:
White Ash, American Ash


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Look for it on mesic slopes, in rich cove forests, dryish calcareous or mafic glades & woodlands (with Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana and Carya glabra), per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA, NC, SC)

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-7(9) leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Usually unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete or nearly so
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Samara

 

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Fraxinus americana   FAMILY Oleaceae

White Ash, American Ash