Species Detail

Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Black ash; Swamp Ash

Scientific Name:  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Common Name:  
Black ash; Swamp Ash
Myaamia Name:  
Harvest Seasons:  
Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Growth Forms:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Description  Also known as swamp ash
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Material  bark used for baskets. "papkwilakiki; swamp ash; bark used for baskets"
Botanical Sources  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in wet woods; frequently flooded areas; and swamps mostly in northern areas of eastern Miami lands; perhaps more abundant in southern portions of eastern Miami lands prior to agricultural drainage
Related Sources  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Kohn, R.W; Lynwood, M.R; Edmunds, D; Mannering, M.; 1997   Philip Alexis Potawatomi Pokagon started making black ash baskets in 1975. He co-oped with Mike Daugherty--it is the job of the men to get the wood. Some basketmakers in Pokagon band became famous; incuding Julia Wesaw and Agnes Rapp. Frank Bush Pot. Pok. also made/makes baskets; gathering wood every 2-3 months; has a basket making class
Coulter, S 1932   Dried exudation sap of Fraxinus ornus used as a mild laxative in doses of 15 gm