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

        

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_31

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

JK Marlow    jkm151024_521

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

JK Marlow    jkm151024_521b

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

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

JK Marlow    jkm151024_525

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

JK Marlow    jkm151024_528

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Fraxinus biltmoreana

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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