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 rubra Muhl. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Botanical Illustration

David Lee

David Lee

David Lee

Dennis W. Woodland

Know Your Trees

Christopher Noll
Family Ulmaceae
Ulmus rubra Muhl.
red elm, slippery elm
Ulmus: the classical Latin name for the elm
rubra: Latin for red
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree 60'-110' tall with open crowns; brown to red bark with deep, irregular furrows
Flower: inflorescence a tight, erect cluster with 8-20 flowers; blooms late winter into early spring
Fruit:yellowish to cream, roundish samara with broad wings and smooth edges; seeds thick but not inflated
Leaf:obovate to oval, base unequal, edges doubly toothed
Habitat: moist; floodplains, streambanks, wooded bottom lands

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All Ulmus list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Ulmus crispa Willd.
Ulmus fulva Michx.
Ulmus pendula Willd.
Ulmus pubescens Walter

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