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Fraxinus caroliniana Mill.
Carolina ash, Pop Ash
Synonym(s): Fraxinus caroliniana var. cubensis, Fraxinus caroliniana var. oblanceolata, Fraxinus pauciflora
USDA Symbol: FRCA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tree with 1, or sometimes more than 1, trunk, often enlarged at base and leaning, and a rounded or narrow crown.
Carolina Ash is the ash that ranges farthest to the southeast. Its large, broadly winged, flat keys are distinctive. The soft lightweight wood is not used commercially.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, VA Native Distribution:
NE. Virginia to S. Florida and west to SE. Texas; to 500 (152 m); also a variety in Cuba. Native Habitat:
Wet soils of swamps and riverbanks flooded part of year; in swamp forests.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff