Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


579

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

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

Common

Look for it in bottomlands & swamps, esp along brownwater rivers & streams, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-11 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 pennsylvanica   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fraxinus pennsylvanica   FAMILY Oleaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 153-01-004:
Fraxinus pennsylvanica +   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Ash, Red Ash


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image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frda_001_lvd

        

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frpe_001_lvd

        

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_frpe_009_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_pennsylvanica

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0504c_19

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm0504u_05

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers [male pictured] individually inconspicuous but in prominent clusters, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm120424_504

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Top margin of leaf scar shallowly notched to nearly straight, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaf scars of Ash species

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfpensylvanica_fc

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm130628_330

June    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm130628_331

June    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

JK Marlow    jkm180601_2667

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Note the two large "eye spots" on this click beetle (Alaus oculatus).

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_pennsylvanica_1

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm0307h_28

July    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Juvenile

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_pennsylvanica_2

July        

Fruit very narrow, wing extending about half the length of elongate seed, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE samaras of Ash species

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_pennsylvanica_3

July        

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_pennsylvanica_4

August        

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JK Marlow    s051008_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves with 7 or 9 leaflets, glabrous, green on both sides, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Fraxinus pennsylvanica

JK Marlow    s051008_b

October    Greenville County    SC

Roadside