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Blue Ash

Fraxinus quadrangulata

Native

The blue ash is a medium sized tree that usually grows 15-20 meters tall. It is native to North America however in Ontario in only grows in isolated communities, including in southwestern Ontario near Lake Erie. It is often found in deciduous floodplains, along sandy beaches and on limestone outcrops. The blue ash is a rare species and is considered at risk, forest removal and the emerald ash borer are major threats to blue ash.

Leaf

Composed of 5-11 leaflets, 20-40 cm long, coarsely toothed with an asymmetrical base

Fruit/Seed

Green to yellow, long, single-winged fruit.

Bark

Scaly bark that has more fissures with age. Inner bark turns blue when exposed.

Flower

Tiny, purplish flower with no petals. Many flowered clusters in early spring.

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