Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants: guide.

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Fraxinus angustifolia

Frêne à feuilles étroites
Narrow-leaved Ash


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months


Leaf type



18-25 m


Deciduous. Native to the western Mediterranean region. Narrow-leaved Ash has brown buds in contrast to European Ash with black buds, visible in winter.

Damp deciduous woodland.

An Ash can have male, female or hermaphroditic flowers (part female, part male) on the same tree. Used as an ornamental in northern Europe.


The female flowers are grouped together in a loose cluster, the male flowers in a tight cluster.


Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. 7-13 rows of leaflets on either side of the stem, 3-8 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Samara: drooping, winged fruit, 2.5 to 3 cm long.

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