Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1567

Tree
Perennial

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

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

Look for it in moist to fairly dry calcareous forests, rich bottomlands, rich cove forests in the low Mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Bisexual
4-8 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers numerous in compact 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 rubra   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ulmus rubra   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 056-01-001:
Ulmus rubra   FAMILY Ulmaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Slippery Elm, Red Elm