Ash (Fraxinus execlsior) [3 of 4]

The flowers appear well before the leaves on the Ash from these dark black buds that can be seen on the twigs almost all winter.

The flowers turn in to these splendid clusters of brown keys which often stay on the tree all winter and then fall to the ground in spring as the new flowers appear. The wind will then disperse them thanks to that 'wing' each has.

The twigs have the definite nobly appearance and tend to have a greenish tinge to them.

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