Common Ash

Fraxinus excelsior L.

 

NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF composed: oddly pinnate
  Leaf edge: saw-toothed
Leaf shape: oblong
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT alated nut
INFLORESCENCE in panicles
Medical value: The leaves can be used as an antipyretic, and are also used against rheumatism.
Use: The wood is extremely valuable:  firm, tough and very flexible. It is used for axe and shovel handles, gymnastic equipment, skates, skis, sculls, tennis rackets, billiard sticks, bows, …

Legend:

Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.