Ulmus rubra Muhl.
Family: Ulmaceae
red elm, slippery elm
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Mary Ann Feist  
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