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slippery elm

Ulmus rubra


tree with fruit that is a flat samara


wooded riverbank


Native Americans used the dried, powdered, bark of slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems. Read more:

1 species ID suggestions

Slippery Elm or Red Elm
Ulmus rubra Frogdawn's Nature Blog: The Mystery Tree...Revealed!


Hema Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

I think it is Elm too , Cindy.

CindyBinghamKeiser 3 years ago

Hi Anna, I believe this is an English Elm. Although the link is of Cali plants, it's not native to our area, just is found wild here.

VivBraznell 3 years ago

Interesting spotting! Hope someone can i.d it for you

Indiana, USA

Lat: 41.63, Long: -86.96

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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