Oregon ash Oleaceae Fraxinus latifolia Benth. Listen to the Latin symbol: FRLA Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound, deciduous, 5 to 14 inches long, 5 to 9 leaflets; leaflets are broadly ovate, obovate, or elliptical, densely pubescent at first but smoothing with age, margins are entire to irregularly serrate, leaflets 2 to 4 inches long, green above and paler below.
Flower: Species is dioecious; small, greenish-white, inconspicuous flowers borne in dense clusters.
Fruit: Dry, flat samaras with terminal wings, 1 to 2 inches long, samaras are attached singly but hang in dense clusters.
Twig: Stout, round but flattened at each node, olive-gray and pubescent when young, but turning gray-brown and smooth with age; large crescent-shaped leaf scars are opposite.
Bark: Thin, smooth, and gray-green when young but eventually becoming up to 1 1/2 inches thick and furrowed with thin, flat ridges, gray-brown.
Form: A medium sized tree commonly 40 to 80 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet in diameter, crown may be narrow or spreading.

Looks like: Arizona ash - two-petal ash - blue elderberry
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Additional Range Information:
Fraxinus latifolia is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Oregon ash.
More: Fall Color
External Links:
USDAFS Silvics of North America
USDA Plants Database
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