Taxon  Report   3616 
Fraxinus velutina  Torrey
Arizona ash,  Velvet ash
Fraxinus velutina
© 2013 Jean Pawek
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Fraxinus velutina
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Fraxinus velutina
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Fraxinus velutina, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Fraxinus velutina
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Fraxinus
Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Fraxinus velutina var. glabra
PLANTS: Fraxinus velutina var. toumeyi
TJM2 + PLANTS: Fraxinus pennsylvanica ssp. velutina
TJM2 + PLANTS: Fraxinus velutina var. coriacea
More information about  Fraxinus velutina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 17, 2018).

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