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Exploring Nature Educational Resource:

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Ash (White)

Fraxinus americana
Ash (White)


They are found in thick, healthy forests.


The bark is gray with diamond-shaped ridges. The leaves are 8 - 12 inches long, with leaflets growing on each side, down a long stem (pinnately compound). The leaves are dark green above and whitish below. Thin winged seeds (samaras) hang in bunches (clusters).

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