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Fraxinus anomala

Fraxinus anomala Torr. ex S. Watson

Singleleaf Ash

Oleaceae (Olive Family)


USDA Symbol: FRAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrub or small tree with short trunk and rounded crown of stout, curved branches.

Singleleaf Ash is common in Grand Canyon National Park. As the scientific name suggests, this species is distinct in its genus, which is characterized by pinnately compound leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , UT , WY
Native Distribution: W. Colorado to e. California, Arizona, and extreme nw. New Mexico; usually at 2000-6500 (610-1981 m); in California to 11,000 (3353 m).
Native Habitat: Dry canyons and hillsides including rocky slopes in upper desert; woodland and Ponderosa Pine forest.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Fraxinus anomala in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fraxinus anomala in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fraxinus anomala


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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