Mar, Apr, May
Trees, Native Plant, Tree
The flowers are primarily dioecious (separate male and female trees) grow in tight panicals. Clusters of apetalous purplish male and female flowers appear on separate trees in April-May before the late-to-emerge foliage. The flowers lack petals.
Male flowers whither away while fertilized female flowers give way to drooping, 6 to 8 inch long clusters of one winged dry flattened samara (to 2 inches long) that ripen in fall and may persist on the tree throughout the winter. Fruit displays from August to October., Green
Shade tree, Fall conspicuous
Fraxinus - Ash Trees