Water or Swamp Ash TreeThe Water, or Swamp Ash (F. Caroliniana, Mill.) grows to 40 feet high in swampy lands skirting the coast from Virginia to middle Florida, and west to the Sabine River in Texas.
It follows the deep river swamps of the Mississippi north to Arkansas. It is as well that the white wood of this tree has less value than that of the other ashes, for it grows in inaccessible places.
The leaves are small, and the little seeds have exceptionally broad wings.