Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Ulmus americana L. image
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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

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Flora of North America (off site)
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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