7 responses to “Fraxinus sieboldiana”

  1. Jo

    Say what?

  2. Jessica

    Maybe we should consider it “gender-fluid”. How very 21st Century! LOL

    Interesting, if complicated, sexuality. Reminds me of the changing sexuality of some fishes and mollusks. Nature is always surprising.

    Beautiful flowers of a lovely tree.

    Thanks, as always, for a great post.

  3. Sandy Feather

    Seeing those flowers really brings home the fact that Fraxinus and Chionanthus are in the same family!

  4. Pat Collins

    A story I once heard:

    A lady visitor with her children asks a zoo keeper “I say, is that a gentleman hippopotamus or a lady hippopotamus?” The zookeeper, possibly hiding his ignorance, draws himself to his full height, wags his finger and states “Madam, that is a matter that should only be of concern to another hippopotamus.”

    Fraxinus sieboldiana looks like it would be as delightfully fragrant as Fraxinus ornus, the Manna Ash. The Manna Ash gave me a bit of arboriculture shock when I first encountered it. The common Ash, Fraxinus excelsior, is common in the United Kingdom and is wind-pollinated – leading to far less spectacular flowers.

  5. Sue Frisch

    Gorgeous close-up!

  6. charlie hawkes

    Hi there,

    In england (and maybe with you too) we’re suffering from Ash Dieback. It poses quite a threat to the look, feel and habitat of our riparian landscape. Do you by any chance know if F.sieboldiana has shown any resistance?

    All the best,
    Charlie

    p.s thank you for doing plant of the day. It is an inbox highlight each morning.

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