Oleaceae - olive family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 12 September 2018)

Oleaceae - olive family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 4 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Fraxinus (3 species)
      Fraxinus americana - white ash (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Fraxinus nigra - black ash (rare)
      Fraxinus pennsylvanica - green ash (uncommon)
   Ligustrum (1 species)
      Ligustrum vulgare - European privet (uncommon)

leaf type
Fraxinus pinnately compound
Ligustrum simple

Fraxinus (ash)
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Fraxinus americana (white ash) - [information to be added]
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Fraxinus nigra (black ash) - [information to be added]
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Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash) - [information to be added]

Ligustrum (privet)
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Ligustrum vulgare (European privet) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.