ELM FAMILY ULMACEAE
The elm family has representatives of 2 genera in our area. The elms (Ulmus genus) are deciduous trees with gray, vertically ridged bark. The simple, alternate leaves are double-toothed and have an unequal (asymmetrical) base. The small inconspicuous green flowers are in clusters along twigs. The fruit is a 1-seeded nutlet surrounded by a papery wing. The hackberries (Celtis genus) are bushes.