Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See more pictures at www.invasive.org.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Ulmus at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Siberian Elm, Dwarf Elm
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Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org bug_1459160
Leaf base generally symmetrical; 3 or fewer lateral veins forked per side, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Patrick Breen, Oregon State University, Bugwood.org bug_2308007
A poor ornamental tree that does not deserve to be planted anywhere!, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Dirr, 1975+).
Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org bug_5309026
Samaras with glabrous margins (not ciliate), per Weakley's Flora (2012).
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org bug_5341074
Bark rough and furrowed, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org bug_5390030
Leaves simply serrate, or on vigorous twigs sometimes partly doubly serrate, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona, Bugwood.org bug_5390034
Flowering and fruiting in spring (vs. late summer in U. parviflora), per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
- US Forest Service Southern Research Station
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014
4-8 lobed calyx
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007) p128
- Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988) p235
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance) p43
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p356
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