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An individual instance of Ulmus serotina (September elm)
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This tree is on the east side of 21st Ave. S., across from the entrance to the Medical Arts Building.

September elm is virtually identical to American elm.  Its leaves are double-toothed and somewhat rough and it has the typical upward spreading shape of all elms.  The important difference is that September elm blooms in late August and early September.  Its winged fruits are on the tree at the same time as the leaves, in contrast to American elm, which drops its fruits before the leaves expand in the spring.

September elm is endemic to (found only in) the south central U.S.  It is not particularly common, but is found throughout the Nashville area and individuals much larger than this one are found on Vanderbilt campus.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-956.

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Ulmus serotina


sec. 1993

common name: September elm
family: Ulmaceae
Identified 2014-09-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


along 21st Ave.S., Peabody campus, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14222°, -86.7999°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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