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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slippery Elm, Red Elm

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Ulmus rubra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ulmus rubra   FAMILY: Ulmaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ulmus rubra 056-01-001   FAMILY: Ulmaceae


Habitat: Moist to fairly dry calcareous forests, rich bottomlands, rich cove forests in the low Mountains

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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