ulmus rubra

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slippery elm

slippery elm

Very safe and friendly food and medicine, especially powdered inner bark. Tree grows to 70 ft (25m). Has winged yellow-green fruit with one seed. Brown hairy buds. Leaves are standard pointed-tip oval shape, ribbed, with jaggy, serrated edges. Inner bark powdered and placed in water creates thick gooey tea, used for stomach and digestive issues, constipation, ulcers, bloody diarrhea, dysentery, appendicitis, duodenal ulcer, inflammation of mucus membranes, asthma, lungs, bronchitis, throat, mouth, bowels, bladder, prostate, bones, teeth, glands, ulcers, tumors, cancer. Softens hardened tissue. Bark poultice used for wounds. Inner bark is nutritious food source for people with digestive problems. Inner bark has been used as survival food by many.
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He developed some loose stools later in the day and was treated again with Ulmus rubra bark.
pycnocarpa (rock cress), Botrychium virginicum (rattlesnake fern), Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome), Bromus latiglumis (ear-leaved brome), Carex grisea (inflated narrow leaf sedge), Carex leavenworthii (Leavenworth sedge), Carex molesta (troublesome sedge), Elymus villosus (hairy wild rye), and Ulmus rubra (slippery elm).
However, the community of this ELTP was strongly dominated by late successional species including Fagus grandifolia, Acer saccharum, Ulmus rubra, Fraxinus, Carya cordiformis and other mesophytes (combined IV = 63.
Those findings generally agree with our data from BSR: Salix nigra and Daubentonia drummondii tolerate the wettest conditions, whereas Acer rubrum, Fraxinus americana and Diospyros virginiana tolerate slightly drier soils and intergrade with species such as Quercus virginiana, Celtis laevigata, Liquidambar styraciflua and Ulmus rubra (more common at "high-ridge" elevations).
However, unlike the floodplain at LCSNP, the RTNCP contained little Platanus occidentalis or Ulmus rubra.
Trees tended to be even-aged and dominated by Fraxinus americana and Ulmus rubra
Quercus alba and Ulmus rubra were the next most important and the only other species with relative importance values above 9.
dbh % of bark % canopy Roost Tree species Status (cm) exfoliated closure #213 Acer saccharum Dead 98 >25 0 (girdled in 1993) #380 Ulmus rubra Dead 51 >25 0 #407A Carva ovata Live 30 Yes * 45 #407B Gleditsia triacanthos Live 35 Yes * 90 #407C U.
Subdominant species at the site include: Aesculus glabra, Celtis occidentalis, Fraxinus americana, Prunus serotina, Quercus rubra, and Ulmus rubra.