Fraxinus nigra
Black ash

Family: Olive (Oleaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 9-15 m

Flower Color: Purplish

Flower Size: 6 mm long

Bloom Season: May-June

Fruit: 2.5-4 cm long; key with broad oblong wing extending to base of flat body; hanging in clusters

Conditions: Wet soils of swamps, peat bogs, and streams, especially cold swamps where drainage is poor; in coniferous and hardwood forests

Sunlight: Shade intollerant

Moisture: Moist to wet


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