Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

September Elm
Ulmus serotina
Family: Ulmaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3

Upland and mesic forests associated with limestone bluffs and slopes, alluvial forests.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early September to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
September elm has flowers appearing in the fall, primarily September (as you may have guessed!). The calyx of these flowers is divided to the base rather than just lobed. Leaves are oblong-oval, usually 6-10 cm and glabrous (without hairs) above.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:
Spotty occurrences in KY, IL, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, and TN.

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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