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Winged Elm, or Cork Elm, called Wahoo by Creek Indian Nation

Ulmus alata

Description:

Ht 40-80' Dia to 1 1/2' Leaves in two rows 11/4" - 21/2" elliptical double sawtoothed, dark grn hairless above w/soft hairs below, leaf turns yellow in autumn. Twigs brownish, slender, often with 2 broad corky Wings. Flowers 1/8" wide greenish clustered along twigs in early spring. Fruit 3/8" long elliptical reddish flat 1-seeded keys

Habitat:

Dry uplands & moist valleys. This pic from C. Rd by gate in Cushing Park in Canton, Ga 30114.

Notes:

Reportedly in 18th & 19th centuries the fibrous inner bark was made into rope for cotton bales.

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.18, Long: -84.58

Spotted on Jun 22, 2012
Submitted on Jun 23, 2012

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