Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1997

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fraxinus americana   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-01-002b:
Fraxinus americana var. biltmoreana   FAMILY Oleaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash


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image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frbi2_001_lvd

        

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_31

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm151024_521

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm151024_521b

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm151024_524

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Branchlets, petioles, rachises, and petiolules densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm151024_525

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

JK Marlow    jkm151024_528

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana, Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_americana_biltmor_1

November        

Biltmore Ash's velvety twigs lack White Ash's notched leaf scar, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


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