Ulmus parvifolia, Lacebark Elm

Size: tree, 40-75' average height at maturity

Buds: smallest of any elm, flattened, individual bud scales indistinct, flower buds absent in winter, terminal absent, pseodoterminal bud usually tipped to one side

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, .75-2.5" long, .33-1.33" wide, simple, alternate, elliptic to ovate or obovate, unbalanced at base, serrate

Twigs: very slender, glabrous or pubescent at tips

Flowers: monoecious, inconspicuous, in axillary clusters, bloom Auguest-September

Fruit: circular winged samara, .33", notched at top

Bark: mottled, exfoliating in irregular patches