Species Detail

Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Black ash; Swamp Ash


Scientific Name:  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Common Name:  
Black ash; Swamp Ash
Myaamia Name:  
peepihkwilakiki
Uses:  
Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Tree, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  Also known as swamp ash
No Reference Specified Use - Material  bark used for baskets. "papkwilakiki; swamp ash; bark used for baskets"
Botanical Sources  
Fraxinus nigra Marshall.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   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
No Reference Specified   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
No Reference Specified   Dried exudation sap of Fraxinus ornus used as a mild laxative in doses of 15 gm