Texas Ash Grove
pic 1 - grove with male tree on right, female tree on left
pic 2 - male tree
pic 3 - leaves from male tree
pic 4 - female tree
pic 5 - buds from female tree
in the lower Yuba River goldfields as part of The South Yuba River Citizens League seed dispersal study.
Fraxinus /ˈfræksɨnəs/ is a genus of flowering plants in the olive and lilac family, Oleaceae. It contains 45–65 species of usually medium to large trees, mostly deciduous though a few subtropical species are evergreen. The tree's common English name, ash, goes back to the Old English æsc, while the generic name originated in Latin. Both words also meant "spear" in their respective languages. The leaves are opposite (rarely in whorls of three), and mostly pinnately compound,...