Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Biltmore Ash at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 153-01-002b:
Fraxinus americana var. biltmoreana FAMILY Oleaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Biltmore Ash, Biltmore White Ash
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October Greenville County SC
Blue Wall Preserve
Branchlets, petioles, rachises, and petiolules densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
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Biltmore Ash's velvety twigs lack White Ash's notched leaf scar, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).
COMPARE leaf scars of Ash species
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (rare in Coastal Plain)
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Odd-pinnately compound: 5-7(9) leaflets
Synsepalous calyx, lobes obsolete or nearly so
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance) p04
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p148
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