Wayne Kunkel Fraxinus Americana. The White or american ash. Classification of the White Ash. White Ash Kingdom of the White Ash is Plantae The subkingdom is Tracheobionata The super division is Spermatophyta The division is Magnoliophyte The class is Magnoliophyta
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Kingdom of the White Ash is Plantae
The subkingdom is Tracheobionata
The super division is Spermatophyta
The division is Magnoliophyte
The class is Magnoliophyta
The subclass is Asteridae
The order is scrophulariales
The family is Oleacea
The genus is Fraxinus
The species is Americana
Figure 1 This picture shows the location of where the White Ash grows. It prefers acidic or neutral PH soil. It is usually found in fields or where other forests have been cut and these have been planted in their place.
The White Ash can grow up to 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide. It usually upright or rounded oval tree. It grows in acidic to neutral soil.
Figure 2 Shows a White Ash
Figure 3 Shows the leaf of an White Ash which clearly shows how white the underside of a leaflet is.
The bark looks very similar to the Red Ash when it gets mature and doesn’t get that flaky look.
The leaf is a compound leaf. It is also pinnate. The leaflets are opposite of each other and have 5-11 leaflets usually.
Figure 4 Shows the bark of a White Ash
The twig is thicker then the other ash trees in general making it a bit more noticeable in winter. The leaf scars are a distinct U shape differing from the D shape of the Green Ash tree.
Figure 5 Shows the twig and bud area
Figure 8 Shows the fruit of a White Ash clearly showing the wing like parts of it.
Figure 7 Shows a flower of the White Ash.