Part of ash  genus Fraxinus and olive / lilac  family Oleaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA central and East.  Found in low wet areas.

Formerly abundant, in much of its range, now only very-young trees can be found due to infestation by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Fraxinus hosts caterpillars of 150 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Its wood is used to make baskets and barrel hoops.

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