Common AshFraxinus excelsior
A wellknown large deciduous tree.
The common Ash flowers in spring with ;ight purple flowers.
The seeds, called "keys", are made of thin, flattened fibrous tissue
with the shape of a wing. It gives the "keys" the ability to fly
away over long distances during a storm in fall.
The leaves are much darker colored at the upperside , the underside
is almost white. the olive tree is a close member of the common Ash,
and has the same leaves.
The common Ash looses its leaves in fall,
but the leaves don't change of color during that time.
The common Ash on a print in 1860 .