Ulmus americana

Common Name:  American Elm

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leaves--the leaves of American elm are much larger than the leaves of cedar elm young leaves--what kind of venation is present here?  Also note the oblique leaf bases--this is typical of the Ulmaceae.

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habit (trees in center)--American Elms were once the most commonly planted urban tree in Eastern North America because of their beautiful vase-shaped growth form. young fruits (samaras) in early Spring