Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2495

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China/Japan
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
4-8 lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Samara

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ulmus parvifolia   FAMILY Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ulmus parvifolia   FAMILY Ulmaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lacebark Elm, Chinese Elm


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JK Marlow    jkm160629_009

June    Aiken County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160629_013

June    Aiken County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm151025_602

October    Greenville County    SC

This was one of hundreds of seedlings at this site.

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JK Marlow    jkm151025_603

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves of the genus Ulmus are 2-ranked on twigs, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm151025_606

October    Greenville County    SC

Fruits mature in autumn; the fruit is oval and glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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Will Stuart    wil_5166381961_8b7ee3a7e3

November    Buncombe County    NC

NC Arboretum

Bark nearly smooth, shedding a few thin scales, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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Will Stuart    wil_5166981060_12b24aca55

November    Buncombe County    NC

The cultivar 'Allee' is upright-spreading, outline similar to American Elm, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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Richard Webb, Self-employed horticulurist, Bugwood.org    bug_1480524

Month Unknown        

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Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5428481

Month Unknown        

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Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5428482

Month Unknown        

Leaf base generally oblique; 5 or more of the lateral veins forked per side, per Weakley's Flora.

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Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5428483

Month Unknown        

Leaves simply serrate, or on vigorous twigs sometimes partly doubly serrate, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.