Part of ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA South and East.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Although not an ash  genus Fraxinus, this tree is sometimes attacked by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.

Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

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