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Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

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Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Carolina Ash is a fairly common small tree of wet areas in the Coastal Plain and adjacent Piedmont.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) leaves

Leaf uppersides of sun leaves are glossy dark green. The leaflets may be as narrow as these, but may be broader.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) leaves

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) leaves

Leaf undersides are paler green.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) buds

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Carolina Ash has very broadly winged samaras.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana)

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) fruit

Columbia, NC 10/2/05.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) fruit

Washington Co., NC 6/21/06.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) leaves

Washington Co., NC 6/21/06.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) bark

Columbia, NC 10/2/05.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) bark

Bark of a small tree.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) bark

Bark of a larger tree.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) bark

Trees are often multi-trunked.

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) bark

Wake Co., NC 5/23/09.

More information:
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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