Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1565

Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in swamps, bottomland forests, moist slopes, esp on relatively or strongly nutrient-rich substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Bisexual
4-8 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers in fascicles

FRUIT:
Spring
Samara

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ulmus americana var. americana   FAMILY Ulmaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ulmus americana   FAMILY Ulmaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 056-01-002:
Ulmus americana   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ulmus americana

 

COMMON NAME:
American Elm, White Elm


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image of Ulmus americana var. americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ulam_001_lvd

        

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_ulam_012_lvd

        

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ulam_015_lvd

        

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

John B. Nelson    jbn_4449973327_134f973b98

March        

Samara elliptical, flattened, notched at the tip, densely ciliate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ulmus_americana_17

May        

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ulmus_americana_18

May        

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm140625_356

June    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Lvs >4.5" long, tip acuminate, base unequal, margin coarsely doubly serrate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm140625_358

June    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm060701_005

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Wofford College

('Princeton' pictured) Bark light to medium gray, moderately fissured, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

JK Marlow    s060701_b

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Wofford College

image of Ulmus americana var. americana

JK Marlow    jkm180924_4905

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Twigs brown, finely hairy or glabrous (vs. U. rubra gray oft w tiny grooves, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_u_americana_elm_twig

November        

Buds mostly 4-5mm long; scales brown, distinctly dark-edged, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_u_americana_leaf

November