Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 12 taxa in the family Ulmaceae, Elm family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slippery Elm, Red Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus rubra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus rubra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ulmus rubra 056-01-001   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in moist to fairly dry calcareous forests, rich bottomlands, rich cove forests in the low Mountains

Common (rare in GA-NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Elm, White Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus americana var. americana   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ulmus americana   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ulmus americana 056-01-002   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, bottomland forests, moist slopes, esp on relatively or strongly nutrient-rich substrates

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Ulmus americana var. floridana, Florida Elm need picture of leaf or frond of Ulmus americana var. floridana, Florida Elm need picture of flower of Ulmus americana var. floridana, Florida Elm need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Ulmus americana var. floridana, Florida Elm need picture of fruit of Ulmus americana var. floridana, Florida Elm
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Common Name: Florida Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus americana var. floridana   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ulmus americana   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ulmus americana 056-01-002?   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it on shell middens, other calcareous forests

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Winged Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus alata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus alata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ulmus alata 056-01-003   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it on rock outcrops, dry and mesic forests and woodlands, bottomlands, old fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cedar Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus crassifolia   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus crassifolia   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, mesic forests

Rare

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: September Elm, Rock Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus serotina   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus serotina   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in mesic limestone forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wych Elm, Scotch Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus glabra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus glabra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lacebark Elm, Chinese Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus parvifolia   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus parvifolia   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: China/Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Siberian Elm, Dwarf Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus pumila   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus pumila   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water-elm, Planer-tree
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Planera aquatica   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Planera aquatica   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Planera aquatica 056-02-001   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in river swamps where flooded (often to depths of 1-2m) in the winter

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Japanese Zelkova
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zelkova serrata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zelkova serrata   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it . It is planted frequently for ornament, persisting or spreading weakly

Waif(s)

Non-native: China, Japan & Korea

 


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camera icon Common Name: English Elm, English Cork Elm
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ulmus procera   FAMILY: Ulmaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus procera   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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"... it must be borne in mind that dots [on distribution maps]... indicate where the different specimens have been collected, therefore where botanists have been. Absence of a dot... does not necessarily mean the species in question does not grow in that state." — A.S. Hitchcock, Manual of the Grasses of the United States