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Common Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Oleaceae (Olive)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Petalless with tufts of purple-to-black stamens which turn green later.
Fruit:
Numerous hanging winged seeds which form clusters. The fruits of this tree are often called 'keys'.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Britain's only native tree with opposite, pinnate leaves. Leaflets are dark green and toothed.
Maximum Size:
37 meters tall.
Other Names:
European Ash.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, parkland, towns, woodland.