Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall

Locations ofFraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall
Common Name
Green Ash, Red Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh. var. subintegerrima (Vahl) Fern.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.
Typical plants have pubescent branchlets, petioles, and rachises. Glabrous forms have been called var. subintegerrima (Vahl) Fernald, but hardly seem worthy of recognition in a genus where this trait seems variable among several species. The introduced, Asiatic pathogen Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is currently causing extensive mortality in ash populations in most parts of Virginia. Extensive mortality and canopy gaps are already present in many of the bottomlands where green ash was formerly important.
Floodplain forests, alluvial swamps, tidal swamps, seepage swamps, depression swamps and ponds, wet flatwoods, flood-scoured riverside bars and prairies, and other wetlands; less characteristic of, but occasionally found in, mesic upland forests and old fields. Common in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; rather infrequent and mostly confined to stream valleys in the mountains.
Native Status

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