Ash - Fraxinus excelsior
Large tree to 40 metres with black winter buds. Leaves pinnate and opposite. Flowers with tufts of dark purplish brown stamens, becoming greeninsh without sepals or petals, borne in terminal or lateral clusters.
Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.
April to May.
Very common and widespread throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 606 of the 617 tetrads.
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