Trees , to 21 m; crowns spreading, broadly rounded. Bark light brown to reddish with shallow fissures. Wood hard. Branches spreading to pendulous, often developing irregular corky wings with maturity; twigs brown to gray, pubescent to glabrous. Buds brown, apex acute, glabrous; scales dark brown, glabrous. Leaves: petiole ca. 6 mm, glabrous to pubescent. Leaf blade oblong-obovate, 7-10 × 3-4.5 cm, base oblique, margins doubly serrate, apex acuminate; surfaces abaxially yellow-gold soft-pubescent, pubescence absent from axils of veins, adaxially yellow-green, glabrous. Inflorescences racemes, 8-12-flowered, long, to 5 cm; pedicel 0.5-1 cm. Flowers: calyx lobed almost to base, lobes 5-6; stamens 5-6; anthers yellow-red; stigmas white, pubescent. Samaras light brown, ovoid to elliptic, 1-1.5 cm, narrowly winged, pubescent, margins densely ciliate, tip deeply notched. Seeds thickened, not inflated. 2 n = 28.
"Tree to 20 m; lvs oblong to oval or oblong-obovate, usually 6–10 cm, glabrous above; fls in short racemes, appearing in the fall; cal divided to the base into oblanceolate segments; fr elliptic, long-ciliate, 1–1.5 cm, the stipe 2 mm, the incurved teeth 2 mm; 2n=28. Upland woods; irregularly from Ky. and s. Ill. to nw. Ga., Ala., Miss., Ark., and e. Okla"
|September elm, red elm|