Manna Ash - Fraxinus ornus


    Similar in general appearance to F. excelsior but with brown hairy buds and sprays of creamy white flowers.

    Identification difficulty

    Roadside tree, possibly planted, but no planting records now exist.

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    Life History


    UK Status

    Occasional in Britain with just a few scattered records mainly from England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    First Leicestershire and Rutland record (presumably planted and probably overlooked elsewhere).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map