Small-leaved Elm - Ulmus minor subsp. minor
The leaves are stalked, often asymmetrical at their base, narrow, smooth and bright shiny green above with 7 to 12 pairs of lateral veins.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Hedgerows - often surviving Dutch Elm disease but producing suckers.
In flower during February and March followed by the leaves.
Widespread in the Midlands and south eastern England, but less well recorded elsewhere in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 346 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015