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The Narrow-Leafed Ash Tree (Fraxinus angustifolia) is a medium-sized, deciduous, flowering tree in the Oleaceae family. 

It is native to Europe and the Caucasus region, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.

It grows up to 20-30 metres (66-98 feet) tall. The trunk can be up to 150 centimetres (60 inches) in diameter, with pale-grey bark. The bark is smooth and becomes cracked and knobbly with age.

It has brown buds. The Narrow-Leafed Ash has narrow leaves about 15-25 centimetre (6-10 inches) long.

The sweet sap is called manna.

It has inconspicuous flowers. 

It blooms in early spring.

Photographed in Paris Botanical Garden, France, May 2021.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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