Ulmus americana (American or white elm)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaf blades of mature trees, somewhat rough on upper surface; veins rarely forked
  • Bark thick, ashy gray; outer bark layered with alternating light and dark colored bands in cross section
  • Samara with hairy margin, deeply notched tip

Sourced from page 191 in "Michigan Trees"


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Many come from Steve Baskauf at Vanderbilt University

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