Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), also known as red ash, is a species of ash native to eastern and central North America, from Nova Scotia west to southeastern Alberta and eastern Colorado, south to northern Florida, and southwest to Oklahoma and eastern Texas. It has spread and become naturalized in much of the western United States and also in Europe from Spain to Russia. Other names more rarely used include downy ash, swamp ash and water ash. The Green Ash can grown up to 65 feet tall and produces paddle-shaped seed pods that are favored by birds.

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Example of Green Ash seed pods. Source.