Oleaceae
Olive Family
2 genera
3 species
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Fraxinus latifoliaOregon ash
Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California.
Habitat: Deep, fertile, generally moist soil along the coast and prairie areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-May
Fraxinus pennsylvanicagreen ash
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America except some West Coast states and provinces.
Habitat: Riparian zones where soil is moist but not saturated.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: April-June
Ligustrum vulgarecommon privet
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Texas, east to the Atlantic Coast
Habitat: At low elevations in forest understory, forest and prairie edges, and disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: April-May