Bark of Slippery Elm

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Bark is dark gray and full of dark, vertical ridges. The inner bark, just below the surface of the rough outer bark, is spongy and somewhat slimy. Outer bark is thin, alternating layers of red and white coloring, as opposed to the Americal Elm, which is only reddish in color.

Photograph taken 11/18/02 by Chris Bersbach.


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