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Wellington (6)

Observed: 27th January 2013 By: SomersetVC5 Recorder
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandWild Flower Society
Plants expert
Wellington (6)
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) interacts

Comments

cabbageleek's picture

It's a pity you didn't take a

It's a pity you didn't take a close up of the buds. It resembles Fraxinus ornus, but you can't tell from this picture. F. ornus has brown, rather than, black buds.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Agreed...

...I always like a close-up of the buds.

F. ornus buds are not so much brown, as pinkish-brown, btw, as opposed to the strongly brown buds of F. angustifolia (Narrow Leaved Ash).

Also, F. ornus buds are quite hairy, with soft greyish hairs all over the buds.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

lavateraguy's picture

Now you mention this detail ...

... perhaps I should take a look at the local sites for Fraxinus angustifolia (cultivated) and Fraxinus ornus (status unknown).

Rachy Ramone's picture

Oh, please do...

...it would be good to have some comparison observations.

I'm going to looking around at the weekend, too!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

lavateraguy's picture

It could take a while

The F. angustifolia is 3 miles away, and the F. ornus 6 miles away, so it's a matter of waiting until I'm walking in those directions.