Fraxinus caroliniana Mill.
Swampy margins of wet pine savannas (VWLPS), borrow pits, ditches.
Infrequent. May; Jul–Oct . Thornhill 242 (NCSC). Specimens seen in the vicinity: Sandy Run [Patterson]: Taggart SARU 155 (WNC!). [= RAB, Weakley]
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 66801
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Locality: Greater Antilles, Cuba, West Indies
- Possible isotype: Grisebach, A. H. R. 1866. Cat. Pl. Cub. 170.
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Fraxinus caroliniana, commonly known as the Pop ash, Florida ash, Swamp ash, or Water ash, is a species of ash tree native to Cuba and the southeastern United States from Virginia to Texas. It was originally described by the botanist Philip Miller. It is a small tree about 40 ft. Leaves are compound, opposite, 7–12 in long, leaflets 5–7 in, ovate to oblong, coarsely serrate or entire, 3–6 in long, 2–3 in wide. Fruit is frequently 3-winged (samara) with flat seed portion; seed sometimes a bright violet color. Of little value, smallest and valuable of eastern ash species, wood light, soft, weak, 22 lbs/cu/ft. Typical to coastal swamps.
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