cedar elm Ulmaceae Ulmus crassifolia
Leaf:Alternate, simple, narrowly ovate to nearly lanceolate, 1 to 2 inches long, inequalateral base, coarsly toothed margins with somewhat rounded teeth, thick and slightly leathery, dark green and rough above with soft hairs beneath.
Flower:Species is monoecious; small, reddish, in clusters of 3 to 5, appearing in late summer and fall.
Fruit:Single-seeded flat football-shaped samara, notched at tip, 3/8-1/2 inch long, covered with soft white hair, ripens in the fall.
Twig:Slender, often with corky ridges, zig zaged, brownish; buds small ovate and pointed, reddish brown.
Bark:Light brown, furrowed into scaly ridges.
Form:Medium sized tree to 60 feet with rounded crown of drooping branches.
*text and photos courtesy Oana Popescu and Carol Loopstra, Texas A&M