Etymology: Ulmus: the classical Latin name for the elm
Plants: perennial tree 60'-110' tall with open crowns; brown to red bark with deep, irregular furrows
Leaves: obovate to oval, base unequal, edges doubly toothed
Flowers: inflorescence a tight, erect cluster with 8-20 flowers; blooms late winter into early spring
Fruits: yellowish to cream, roundish samara with broad wings and smooth edges; seeds thick but not inflated
Habitat: moist; floodplains, streambanks, wooded bottom lands
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FAC USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Trees: Photos, descriptions, information Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"