Latin name: Fraxinus velutina Torrey
  Pronunciation: FRAX-in-us vel-OO-ti-na

  Common name: Velvet ash
  Family: Oleaceae (Olive)
  Habitat: Canyons and along streams to 5000',
  deserts from Inyo Co. south

  Blooming period: March to April
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Fraxinus
  2) velutina
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