Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Various
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Adapted to floodplains, ridgetops, and ecosystems in between.
Stature: Up to about 60 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with a spreading, open crown.
Leaves: 4-7 inches long; shaped like candle flames; coarsely, doubly saw-toothed; very rough (like sandpaper) on the upper sides; dark green above, pale green below; conspicuously uneven at the bases.
Bark: Thick; reddish brown to gray; furrowed with nearly parallel, flattened ridges.
Fruit: A small samara.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2007, April). Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/ulmus_rubra.html