Fraxinus caroliniana, commonly known as the Pop ash, Florida ash, Swamp ash, or Water ash, is a species of ash tree native to the southeastern United States. It was originally described by the botanist Philip Miller. It is a small tree about 40 ft. Leaves are compound, opposite, 7-12" long, leaflets 5-7", ovate to oblong, cousely serrate or entire, 3-6" long, 2-3" wide. Fruit is frequently 3-winged (samara) with flat seed portion; seed sometimes a bright violet color. Of little value, smallest and valuable of eastern ash species, wood light, soft, weak, 22 lbs./cu./ft. Typical to coastal swamps.