scale bar = 1cm.

Elms - introduced (Ulmus species)

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Family: Ulmaceae (Elm family).

Natives of Northern Hemisphere.

Occurrence: Mostly weedy occurrences are near planted specimens. Elms may produce dense thickets from seed or root suckers.


Elms are widely planted, often as avenue plants. The weedy elm plants may harbour elm pests.

Photo 1: Top: Elm leaves showing the asymmetric base.
2: Dense copse of Elm along Back Creek, Taradale. 3: Ridges of bark on an elm branchlet. Walker St, Castlemaine. 4: Young plant. This is probably a sucker from a nearby tree. Castlemaine.