Fraxinus ornus   Manna Ash

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This tree used in parks and gardens, occasionally escapes in the British Isles but is a European native of hilly regions including the Alps and the Pyrenees. The sweet sap was, in the middle ages, compared with Manna described in the Bible - hence the common name Manna Ash.

Fraxinus ornus

Fraxinus ornus Manna Ash

Cirque de Gavarnie, French Pyrenees 9th June 2009

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Fraxinus ornus

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Added on DEcember 9th 2009, updated 31st March 2010, updated 17th April 2015

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