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Family: Oleaceae, Olive Family
Blooms in Spring
Habitat Preferred: Riparian - river galleries - widely planted ornamental - photos at Tuzigoot Bridge, Page Springs, Hayfield Draw 9/99, 4/00
Bloom Color: Green to yellow bunches of tiny "bananas"
Other Common Names: Velvet Ash
Comments: Widely-planted ornamental tree throughout the country.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press