scale bar = 1cm.
Elms - introduced (Ulmus species)
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.
- they grow to large trees
- the branchlets of some species (Dutch Elm) have ridged, corky bark
- some elms produce numerous suckers from the roots
- the leaves are lop-sided at the base.
Elms are widely planted, often as avenue plants. The weedy elm plants may harbour elm pests.
Photo 1: Top: Elm leaves showing the asymmetric
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.