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Single Leaf Ash

Fraxinus anomala

Description:

Fraxinus anomala is a deciduous shrub or small tree approaching maximum heights of five to six meters. The leaf may be simple or it may be compound, composed of up to five leaflets which look like individual leaves. Each leaflet is oval-shaped to round and may have teeth along the edges. The nondescript brownish flowers lack petals. The fruit is a flat samara up to two centimeters long and one wide, green when young and tan to brown when mature.

Habitat:

It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in a number of habitats including desert scrub and chaparral.

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CynthiaMHori
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Utah, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
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