Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22 - Winged Elm - Ulmus alata

Photo by Eric on Flicker.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericinsf/5899244435/

This is the Winged Elm.  I have been challenged finding this tree while in Mountain Home, Arkanas, this summer.  Eric was kind enough to let me share his photo of this beautiful winged Elm that lives in Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas.  The branches of this tree have wings.  You can see how the wings spread out from the center of the branch in this photo.

This is a closeup I took of the Winged Elm this week while at the North Fork of the White River.
You can really see why it is called the Winged Elm.

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