Ulmus crassifolia

Common Name:  Cedar Elm

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Ulmus crassifolia yougleaves2.jpg (90889 bytes) Ulmus crassifolia youngleaves.jpg (73787 bytes)
leaves--the leaves of cedar elm are smaller than those of American elm leaves closeup--what kind of venation is present here?  Are these leaves simple or compound?  Are they alternate or opposite?

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Ulmus crassifolia bark.jpg (95428 bytes)

The leaves of cedar elm are thicker than in other elms (crassifoliate)--thus the epithet crassifolia. bark on a larger-sized tree

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Ulmus crassifolia bigtree.jpg (82631 bytes)

typical size of cedar elm cedar elms do get large, though, eventually! (the tree in the center is a large one)
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flowers--cedar elm flowers in the fall, unlike most other elms leaves and fruits (samaras) in early Fall--Ulmus crassifolia is our only fall-flowering elm; thus it is our only fall-fruiting elm as well!

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fruits closeup--the reddish area in the middle of each fruit more or less outlines the seed sometimes the branches of cedar elm are winged--these wings are made up of layers of cork