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