Ulmaceae Ulmus rubra Muhl.

Slippery Elm

Cherokee - Fiber, Sporting Equipment

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 33

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Scientific name: Ulmus rubra Muhl.
USDA symbol: ULRU (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Slippery Elm
Family: Ulmaceae
Family (APG): Cannabaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Sporting Equipment
Notes: Inner bark chewed and spat onto baseball glove to make the ball stick to the glove.

RECRD: 9190 id: 41504