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Fraxinus excelsior
Fraxinus excelsior
Frêne Commun
Photographer: François Meignant

ID: 0000 0000 1107 0625 (2007-11-15)

Copyright © 2007 François Meignant

  • date of photo  Feb 20, 2006
  • location   Othe, on the side of the road, close to the river Othain. (Lorraine, France)
  • family Oleaceae
  • plant community   Forests, River banks.
  • notes   Reaches 40m high. Flowering in April-May. Was considered as a sacred tree by ancien Germans and Scandinavians under the name of Yggdrasil. The origin of the name Fraxinus is uncertain. It might come from the ancient Greek 'phraxis', hedge.
  • photo category: Plant - tree

  • common names   Frêne Commun, Ash, Gewone Es, Gemeine Esche (photographer)
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