Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
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Zelkova serrata and Ulmus parvifolia are sometimes confused, because of similar habit and exfoliating bark. The leaves of Zelkova are strongly acuminate (vs. acute in U. parvifolia), larger, and with more regularly pinnate lateral veins. Read more in Weakley's Flora (2023).
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
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Habitat: Planted frequently for ornament, persisting or spreading by seeding down, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: China, Japan & Korea
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team: New Invaders of the Northeast
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Margins serrate to crenate
Stipules are linear-lanceolate.
4-8 parted calyx
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