Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2489

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in deeply to shallowly flooded swamps. It's a small tree, sometimes very abundant (and nearly the only subcanopy species) as the understory in Taxodium-Nyssa swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 5-11 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 caroliniana   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fraxinus caroliniana   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-01-001:
Fraxinus caroliniana   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Ash, Water Ash, Pop Ash