Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


580

Tree
Perennial
Usually dioecious

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in mesic to dry calcareous woodlands & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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 quadrangulata   FAMILY Oleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fraxinus quadrangulata   FAMILY Oleaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ash


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frqu_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_quadrangulata_2

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_071

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

image of Fraxinus quadrangulata

JK Marlow    jkm090404_075

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Twigs moderately stout, 4-angled, noticeably winged, brown to gray, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm110416_904

April    Etowah County    AL

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_quadrangulata_3

April        

Bark gray, furrowed into flattened scaly plates, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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Tom Jones    tom_fquadrangulata001

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

image of Fraxinus quadrangulata

Tom Jones    tom_fquadrangulata002

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

The 4-sided nature of the twigs is most pronounced in juvenile trees, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_quadrangulata_6

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_quadrangulata_15

August        

Leaflets 5-11, short-stalked, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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Sam Pratt    sbp_2765

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation