GLEBE TREES AND SHRUBS
White elm (Ulmus americana)
Queen Elizabeth Drive, on the traffic island. June 21, 2008.
Queen Elizabeth Drive, on the traffic island. May 22, 2008.
The photos were taken on the walking path, opposite approximately 490 QE Drive, April 26, 2008.
Similar speciesThe three main elms in the Glebe are slippery, Siberian and American (white) elm. Siberian elm
has smaller leaves with almost symmetrical bases. The samaras are devoid of hair. American elm
leaves look a lot like slippery elm. The samaras have hairy fringes. I have not seen any big slippery
elm, nor any samaras in the Glebe.
While other elms can have rough leaves, none has the sandpaper texture of slippery elm.
Birch leaves can resemble elm but are less rough and textured and have symmetric bases.
List of trees and shrubs with alternate, simple, toothed leaves