pumpkin ash
Fraxinus profunda
  • FAMILY: OLEACEAE
  • ALTERNATE COMMON NAME:
  • LEAVES: opposite, deciduous, pinnately compound; 5-9, usually 7 leaflets; leaflet stalks not winged; leaflets elliptic to oval; veins and rachis pubescent
  • FLOWER: dioecious
  • FRUIT: samaras, 2-3” long, 1/3” wide
  • TWIGS: pubescent when young
  • BARK: gray, tight, furrowed; diamond pattern
  • FORM: medium to large tree, to 100’ tall; often with pronounced butt swell
  • HABITAT: swamps; found with baldcypress, water tupelo, and swamp cottonwood
  • WETLAND DESIGNATION: Obligate Wetland (OBL): Almost always occurs in wetlands of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Plain Region
  • RANGE: southeast US; in scattered populations
  • USES: little economic importance
  • Comparison of 4 Ash Species
    trait white green pumpkin Carolina
    leaflets pale below green below rounded pale below
    samara to seed 1/2 of seed >1/3" wide winged to base
    leaf scar notched flat -- --
    site upland wet swamp wet