Characteristics of Oleaceae“The olive family”By Kathy Germann
Oleaceae•25 genera •615 species•The best known members of this family
are:▫Olive trees ▫Ash trees▫Lilac ▫Golden bell
•Members of this family can live most any where accept near the poles
Flowers•Most flowers in this family have 4 sepals ,
4 petals, 2 stamen, and 2 fused carples.•The petals are usually fused at the base to
form a tube.
Green ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)• Grows in most soil types and
is flood tolerant • Grows to around 70 feet tall• It is an early successional
Black ash (Fraxinus nigra)
• Grows in poorly drained soils.• Grows to 30 to 50 feet tall• Typically contains more
leaflets than Green ash
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Agrilus planipennis • Adult beetles nibble on
leaves causing some damage
• The real damage come from their larvae who feed on the inside of the bark on the tree. This disrupts the transportation of water and nutrients.
• Exit holes are D shaped and appear in June and July