Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Ulmaceae
Ulmus americana L.
American elm, white elm
Ulmus: the classical Latin name for the elm
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree 70'-110' tall with a spreading, vase-shaped crown; light brown to gray, deeply fissured, peeling bark
Flower: brown, pointed buds; inflorescence a less than 1" hanging cluster; blooms winter into early spring
Fruit:yellowish to cream samara with narrow wings and hairy edges; seeds thick but not inflated
Leaf:oval to oblong-obovate, bases unequal, edges doubly toothed
Habitat: moist; woods, swamps, fencerows, fields, waste places
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Ulmus americana L. f. alba (Aiton) Fernald
Ulmus americana L. f. intercedens Fernald
Ulmus americana L. f. laevior Fernald
Ulmus americana L. f. pendula (Aiton) Fernald
Ulmus americana L. var. alba Aiton
Ulmus americana L. var. aspera Chapm.
Ulmus americana L. var. floridana (Chapm.) Little
Ulmus americana L. var. pendula Aiton
Ulmus floridana Chapm.

         
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