Elm agg. - Ulmus agg.

    Description

    Identification of Elm to species level is very difficult and sometimes not possible from photographs.  Any record not confirmed by one of our VC55 County Recorders for flora should be added as Ulmus agg.

    Identification difficulty

    Aggregate

    Recording advice

    Identification of Elm to species level is very difficult and sometimes not possible from photographs.  Any record not confirmed by one of our VC55 County Recorders for flora should be added as Ulmus agg.

    Habitat

    Mainly seen in hedgerows but also in woodland and scrub areas.

    When to see it

    Most species of Elm flower early (in February and March) before coming into leaf.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    As an aggregate Elm is frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent as an aggregate in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map