Family: Ulmaceae – Elm Family
Trees to 6.9' (25 m) tall or more
Leaves: alternate; simple; 1” to 3” (2.5 to 7.5 cm) long
Flowers: 0 petals; 4 to 9 sepals; 8 stamens; unisexual; greenish flowers borne in clusters
Fruits: winged samara
Blooms in Arches National Park: March, April
Habitat in Arches National Park: cultivated shade tree that grows rapidly and escaped
Location seen: around Visitor Center buildings
Other: The genus name, “Ulmus”, is the classical Latin name for “elm” and the species name, “pumila”, means “small or dwarf”.
This is a non-native plant.
Did You Know?
There are over 2,000 cataloged arches in Arches National Park. In order to be considered an arch, an opening must measure at least three feet (in any direction).