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Fraxinus velutina Torr.
velvet ash

General Information
Symbol: FRVE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Oleaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. May 23, 2002. Usage Requirements.

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. Mexico, Hermosillo. Usage Requirements.

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements.

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
FRPEV Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall ssp. velutina (Torr.) G.N. Mill.
FRVEC3 Fraxinus velutina Torr. var. coriacea (S. Watson) Rehder
FRVEG Fraxinus velutina Torr. var. glabra Rehder
FRVET Fraxinus velutina Torr. var. toumeyi (Britton) Rehder


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Scrophulariales
Family Oleaceae – Olive family
Genus Fraxinus L. – ash
Species Fraxinus velutina Torr. – velvet ash

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Great Plains FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover