Manna Ash - Fraxinus ornus

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

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

    When to see it

    May.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    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