Ulmus thomasii Sarg.
Common Name: ROCK ELM, CORK ELM
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Tree

Ulmus thomasii M. R. Penskar

Mixed hardwood forests and moist rich forests along rivers. Vegetative specimens often cannot be distinguished from smooth-leaved plants of U. americana unless the characteristic corky-ridged bark is present. Furthermore, sprout leaves of Rock Elm can be scabrous above. The inflorescence has an elongate axis, almost racemose, whereas the flowers in our other species are more densely clustered.  When growing in the open, U. thomasii has a distinctive form with a narrow crown and strongly downturned lower branches. 

Locations

Antrim County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2752.