Zanthoxylum americanum
Prickly ash

Family: Rue (Rutaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 4.60 to 7.60 m

Flower Color: Yellow-green

Flower Size: less than 5 mm wide

Bloom Season: April-May

Fruit: 5 mm long; podlike, elliptical, brown and slightly fleshy

Conditions: Moist soils in valleys and rocky uplands

Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun

Moisture: Moist

Volatile oil is used as a tonic or stimulant; bark and fruit have been used to relieve toothache.

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