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February - English Elm (Ulmus procera)

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Elm flowers just developing. This used to be the classic English hedgerow tree. It has small rounded rough-surfaced leaves which are longer on one side than the other. It has slim twigs with dark buds. The red flowers are produced in late February or March ripening by May, to give seeds with round wings. The tree bark is dark and finely ridges in older trees. Picture taken Felmersham, Bedfordshire -late February 2006.

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25th Feb 2006 by Diane Earl

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Biology, Science

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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plant tree flower wildlife

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