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Jun 3, 2018 9:20 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I was out setting up garden beds last week and these seeds, annoyingly, kept raining down on my freshly-filled beds of dirt. I'm likely to have hundreds and hundreds of whatever these are sprout up, so I'm hoping to ID them and figure out what I'm looking for. (And so I know which tree to get mad at and shake my fist at, LoL!)
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My quick research is suggesting an elm tree--maybe a Chinese Elm?--but can anyone confirm?
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Jun 3, 2018 12:44 PM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Looks like Ulmus americana.

https://www.google.com/search?...:

Ulmus parvifolia ..chinese elm.fruits are not hairy.

https://www.google.com/search?...:
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Jun 3, 2018 12:49 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Good call, Silver! I even searched for "pubescent seed pods" when I did my search, but I guess Google can only be just so accurate in it's search results, right? (I.e. I can only be just so accurate Hilarious! )

And I love that it took an expert from Scotland to confirm that this was an American Elm. Somehow it seems extra kudos are deserved for that, LoL! Thanks again! Thumbs up
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Jun 4, 2018 5:16 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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I hope that last post didn't come across the wrong way. I just had to laugh that here I am thinking it might be a Chinese Elm and I had to be told that it was actually an elm native to my own soil. Sticking tongue out

I read something interesting, though, about American Elms. It's somewhat well known among arbor enthusiasts that American elm trees have suffered from elm disease for awhile now, causing their populations and longevity to severely dwindle, but something I read yesterday suggested that some American Elms might be different. Apparently, they were long thought to all be tetraploids, but as many as 20% might be diploids, and the diploids might fare better against the dutch elm disease. It might be old news to most of you, but it was news to me, and happy news at that!

Here's where I found part of my info: https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-...

(I think I found the 20% statistic initially on Wikipedia.)
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Jun 4, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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You are not alone. Someone posted asking for an ID of a seedling. Check out how many seeds are in this one small area.
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Jun 4, 2018 6:19 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Ugh! That poor person! That's worse than mine, but not by much. I would take a picture of mine but they have kind of all been watered-in (by hard rain that covered them with mud/dirt) for several days at this point and they aren't very visible anymore.
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