Fraxinus caroliniana Mill.
Carolina Ash, Pop Ash, Water Ash, Swamp Ash, Florida Ash, Poppy Ash
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Synonym(s): Fraxinus caroliniana var. cubensis, Fraxinus caroliniana var. oblanceolata, Fraxinus pauciflora
USDA Symbol: FRCA3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , 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
BibliographyBibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Fraxinus caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Fraxinus caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Fraxinus caroliniana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff