Also Known as: Ash, common ash, weeping ash, birds tongue.
Farming Type: NA
Fraxinus excelsior, known as the ash, or European ash or common ash to distinguish it from other types of ash, is a flowering plant species in the olive family Oleaceae. It is native throughout mainland Europe east to the Caucasus and Alborz mountains, and the British Isles which determine its western boundary. The northernmost location is in the Trondheimsfjord region of Norway. The species is widely cultivated and reportedly naturalised in New Zealand and in scattered locales in the United States and Canada.
The Ash tree has huge magickal significance. In Norse Mythology, Yggdrasil is a European ash tree, which is sustained by the three magical springs and acts as Axis Mundi sustaining the 9 worlds. Ash is a key ingredient of the nine sacred woods blend in Celtic paganism and staves and wands can be made from it.
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