Fraxinus caroliniana Mill.
Pop ash, Florida ash, swamp ash, Carolina ash, water ash
Kingdom Plantae Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
Subclass Asteridae A large class that encompasses asters
Order Lamiales Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
Family Oleaceae Temperate climate shrubs, trees and a few vines, include forsythia, ash, jasmine, privet, olive, lilac, and many others
Genus Fraxinus The classical Latin name for ash
Species caroliniana Of or from Carolina
About plant names...
Pop ash is native to Cuba and portions of the southeastern United States. It prefers
swamps, flatwoods, bottomlands, and riverbanks.
Plants: Trees are up to 50′ (15 m) high.
Bark is light gray and thin, becoming rough and furrowed later.
Leaves: Compound, leaves are
7-12″ (17-30 cm) long, comprised of opposite leaflets up to 4 ⨉ 2″ (10 ⨉ 5 cm). Each leaflet is odd pinnate to
broadly elliptical in shape, with smooth wavy edges or coarse teeth. Leaves are
dark green and hairless on top and paler green beneath. lanceolate
Flowers: Clusters of inconspicuous male yellow flowers and green
female flowers appear before leaves appear in the spring. Individual flowers are ⅛″ (3.2 mm) in
Fruits: 3-winged 1½-2″ (3.8-5 cm) long,
with seeds that are sometimes bright purple. samaras Online References:
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Buckley, Bill, , p. 26 South Florida Trees: A Field Guide, Summer Wind Productions, 2015
4/11/2015 · Kirby Storter Park Boardwalk, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 9 × 6″ (23 × 16 cm)
Older scientific or horticultural names
Mill. var. cubensis (Griseb.) Lingelsh.
Mill. var. oblanceolata (M.A. Curtis) Fernald & B.G. Schub.
Fraxinus caroliniana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Sep 2023.
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4/11/2015 · Kirby Storter Park Boardwalk, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 15 × 10″ (37 × 25 cm)
4/11/2015 · Big Cypress Bend, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Florida · ≈ 2½ × 1½′ (79 × 53 cm)
4/11/2015 · Big Cypress Bend, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Florida
4/11/2015 · Kirby Storter Park Boardwalk, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 10 × 7″ (25 × 16 cm)
4/11/2015 · Kirby Storter Park Boardwalk, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 11 × 7″ (28 × 18 cm)
This relatively young tree has not yet developed the distinctive bark pattern of its older counterparts. · 4/11/2015 · Big Cypress Bend, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Florida
4/11/2015 · H. P. Williams Roadside Park, Everglades National Park, Florida · ≈ 2 × 1′ (59 × 39 cm)
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