White Ash

Fraxinus americana

This ash is native to eastern North America. The compound leaves are 20-30 cm long and turn red, yellow, or purple in autumn. Historically, it has been reported that hunters carried White Ash leaves in their pockets to prevent bites from rattlesnakes; however, the value of this plant as a snakebite preventative is completely unfounded.
Habitat:
Well-drained soils in woods, floodplains, and stream banks.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 18-30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Up to 200 years.
Presence in US:
AL AR CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON PE QC