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White ash


Classification:

Family: Oleaceae, olive family
Genus species: Fraxinus americana

Leaves:
Leaves are pinnately compound. Each leaf has 7 or more leaflets. All leaflets within one leaf are usually about the same size.

Bark:
Bark is furrowed with diamond-shaped grooves. Bark is gray or yellowish in color.

Flowers:
Flowers are very small, produced in small clusters. Flowers emerge before leaves in the spring. Male and female flowers are on separate trees (dioecious).

Fruit:
Fruit is 1 to 2 inches long. Fruit is flat, looks like the blade of a canoe paddle. Seed is almost entirely surrounded by the fruit. Fruit hangs in clusters, matures in late summer, wind-dispersed.

More Information:

The genus name Fraxinus is from the Latin for "ash." 

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