Ulmaceae - Elm Family
Deciduous tree with spreading head of branches
Growing 35-60 feet tall
The broad oblong to obovate leaves are 4–8 in long. They are rough above but velvety below, with coarse double-serrate margins, and oblique asymetrical bases. They are dark green by summer, and turn a dull yellow in the fall.
Tall erect trunk with downy twigs, chestnut brown or reddish hairy buds, and slimy red inner bark
The wind-pollinated flowers are produced before the leaves in early spring, usually in tight, short-stalked, clusters of 10–20.
The reddish-brown fruit is an oval winged samara, orbicular to obovate, slightly notched at the top, 12–18 mm (1/2–3/4 in) long, the single, central seed coated with red-brown hairs, naked elsewhere.
Moist upland forests
Wild Food Uses:
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