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Shrub With Green, Grooved Leaves?

Posted by blakrab TX (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 20:29

What kind of shrub is this? It has lush green, grooved leaves & light grey bark?

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Ulmus species?

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^ Hmm, that seems to be a large tree found in Europe with larger leaves. I should have specified, these leaves are maybe only ~1" long..


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Musclewood? Haven't seen one here in Central Texas though.

I've got to add many of your images are of senescent, frozen, dead, dormant and in this case newly emergent growth that may not be anywhere near full sized. It's asking a lot for positive ID's under those circumstances.

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This post was edited by saltcedar on Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 21:26


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RE: Shrub With Green, Grooved Leaves?

I don't think this is some exotic species, as there are plenty around. Here is another pic of a full-grown tree with the same leaves.

Maybe the bark type can help?


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Ulmus alata?

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^ Ah, now we're getting somewhere!! I think it is definitely a type of Elm, as I was just able to locate some *smoking gun* seeds on one..

"American Elm/Ulmus americana/White Elm
This species was the most common street tree in America at the beginning of the 20th Century, but was almost wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease."
http://texastreeid.tamu.edu/content/treedetails/?id=126

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This looks like a blackberry bush. However, the leaves are larger than a blackberry. This most likely an elm tree. I am not sure what kind though.

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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 2:49

Fruits shown are those of an elm.


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