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American Elm

Ojibwe Name:


Scientific Name:

Ulmus americana

Significance in Ojibwe Cultures:


How to Identify the Leaves:

"American elm is easily recognized by its vase-shaped habit, with one straight trunk splitting into many arching branches. The leaves are oval-shaped, dark green, rough to the touch and have a very asymmetrical base. Tiny flowers appear before the leaves small clusters of circular, winged seeds mature in spring."

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