Carolina ash Oleaceae Fraxinus caroliniana
Leaf:Opposite, pinnately compound, 5 to 7 leaflets, leaflets 2 to 4 inches long with a usually serrated margin, leaf 5 to 10 inches long, dark green above, paler and smooth below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; in clusters, green to purple, appearing in spring.
Fruit:Broad-winged samara, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide, seed may be three-winged and the seed cavity is not distinct.
Twig:Moderate, smooth or may be somewhat fuzzy, gray-brown, opposite leaf scars oval with lateral bud only slightly set down into leaf scar.
Bark:Scaly, gray to slightly orange-brown, splotchy.
Form:Small tree up to 30 feet, 6 inches in diameter.