Siberian elm

(Ulmus pumila)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Siberian elm

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Weed Status

Invasive

Nativity

Native to Asia and eastern Russia. Introduced and naturalized in North America

Occurrence

Common

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Habitat

Roadsides, fencerows, old fields, and other open places.

 
Flowering

Early April to early May

 
Flower Color

Green

 
Height

30 to 90

 

Identification

The leaves are small, ¾ to 2 long, and to 13 16 wide. They are symmetrical or only slightly asymmetrical at the base, and the margins are usually singly-toothed, not double-toothed.

The fruits (samaras) are hairless.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 22, 24, 28, 29.


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Taxonomy

Family:

Ulmaceae (elm)

 

Genus:

Ulmus

 

Subgenus:

Ulmus

 

Section:

Ulmus

 
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Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Chinese elm

dwarf elm

littleleaf elm

Siberian elm

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

samara

A dry fruit consisting of a seed attached to a papery wing; one seeded in Elms and Ashes, two-seeded in Maples.

 

       

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