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, commonly known as the Pop ash
, Florida ash
, Swamp ash
, or Water ash
, is a species of ash tree native to the southeastern United States. It was originally described by the botanist Philip Miller
Philip Miller FRS was a Scottish botanist.Miller was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1722 until he was pressured to retire shortly before his death...
. It is a small tree about 40 ft. Leaves are compound, opposite, 7-12" long, leaflets 5-7", ovate to oblong, cousely serrate or entire, 3-6" long, 2-3" wide. Fruit is frequently 3-winged (samara) with flat seed portion; seed sometimes a bright violet color. Of little value, smallest and valuable of eastern ash species, wood light, soft, weak, 22 lbs./cu./ft. Typical to coastal swamps.