Calflora
Taxon  Report   3616    
Fraxinus velutina  Torr.
Arizona ash,  Velvet ash
Fraxinus velutina
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Photos from
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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, 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
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Fraxinus velutina var. glabra
PLANTS: Fraxinus velutina var. toumeyi
ICPN + PLANTS: Fraxinus pennsylvanica ssp. velutina
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More information about  Fraxinus velutina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (FRVE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).