Winged Elm Tree Seeds (Ulmus alata) 30+Seeds
Ulmus alata, commonly called winged elm, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree that typically grows to 30-50’ tall with an open-rounded crown. It is native from Virginia to southern Indiana and Missouri south to Florida and Texas. In Missouri, it is typically found in the Ozark region in dry upland areas (rocky woods and glade borders) and in moist low areas (valleys, ravine bottoms and along streams) (Steyermark). Insignificant, small, brownish-green flowers appear in clusters in late winter to early spring before the foliage emerges. Flowers give way to single-seeded, wafer-like, elliptical samaras (each tiny seed is surrounded by a flattened circular papery wing). Seeds mature in April-May as the leaves reach full size. Ovate to elliptic, rough-textured dark green leaves (to 2.5” long) have doubly toothed margins and asymetrical bases. Leaves typically turn an undistinguished dull yellowish green in fall. Branchlets have two wide corky wings (alata is from Latin meaning winged), hence the common name. Other common names include small leaved elm, cork elm and wahoo.