Taxonomy

Ulmus glabra | Wych Elm | Leamhán sléibhe

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

Flowers: March – April; green/purplish-red insignificant flowers

Fruits: Winged and 1 seeded

Twigs & bark: Twigs grey/red-brown with rusty hairs when young; bark grey, smooth then furrowed when mature

Habitat

Hedges, wasteland, stream sides and woodland, prefers base-rich soils

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Widespread particularly in the north and east, rarer elsewhere 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

Normally seen as young small trees. Fairly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease

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