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White Ash
Fraxinus americana
Distinguishing Features: Single-winged seeds in dense clusters, buds fuzzy and dark reddish brown
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 60 to 70 feet tall, shape is oval in youth, becoming more rounded with age
  • Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound leaves, 8 to 15 inches long with 5 to 9 leaflets, leaflets narrow and between 2 inches to 6 inches long, color is dark green above and lighter below, turning yellowish with an overlay of burgundy or purple in fall
  • Flower: Dioecious, with male and female plants, small flowers that are green, purple and black
  • Bark: Color is light to dark gray, uniformly furrowed with even, diamond-shaped pattern
  • Fruit or Seed: Samaras are 1 inches to 2 inches long and narrow, paddle shaped and winged
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