Common Ash

Name: Common Ash

Scientific name: Fraxinus excelsior

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: Introduced from the Mediterranean, a tall broadly spreading tree.

How to identify: Easily recognised by the compound leaves, the large dusky black buds and the bunches of ash 'keys' in the autumn.

Where: Widespread

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Photograph credit: Sadie McGlone

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