Velvet Ash - Fraxinus velutina Torr.
The velvet ash, also called Arizona Ash, Desert Ash, Leatherleaf Ash, Smooth Ash, Toumey Ash or Fresno, is sometimes considered a subspecies of F. pennsylvanica Marsh., as ssp. velutina (Torr) G. N. Miller. It occurs in SW USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah) and N Mexico.
Leaves of Fraxinus velutina in Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, 2 September 2000.
Photo © by Eva Wallander.
Fraxinus velutina (two images) from CalPhotos
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