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Fraxinus angustifolia

Frêne à feuilles étroites
Narrow-leaved Ash

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months

May

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

18-25 m

Description

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.

Flowers

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

Leaves

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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