Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

Pee Dee RC&D:

Leaf: Alternate, 4 to 7 inches long, 2 to 3 inches wide, margin coarsely and sharply doubly serrated, base of leaf conspicuously inequilateral; upper surface very scabrous, slightly scabrous or hairy beneath.

Flower: Appears March to May before leaves open.

Fruit: Appears May to June, 3/4 to 1 inch across, margin and surface of wing smooth; surface of seed cavity pubescent.

Twig: Often stouter than American elm, slightly zigzag; ashy gray to brownish gray, often scabrous; lateral buds dark, chestnut brown to nearly black; buds may be rusty-hairy, twigs mucilaginous when chewed.

Bark: Dark reddish-brown, does not show buff-colored patches or streaks when sectioned; bark fissures not as diamond-shaped as American elm; inner bark mucilaginous.

Form: Trunk usually free of branches for a greater length than American elm, branches also less drooping.

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This page was last updated on August 31, 2001.


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