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Elms grow up to 35 meters high. In spring, the brown-violet flower of the elm is rather inconspicuous compared to other flowers. It has the shape of a bell and grows to about 3 to 6 mm in size. The elm seed, which forms after flowering in spring, is enclosed in a wing. The seed itself is round, flat, and located either in the center or slightly outside the fruit casing, depending on the species of elm.

The elm can live up to 400 years. An allergy to elms occurs relatively rarely. Due to a fungus that attacks elms, there are also fewer and fewer elms in Germany. The fruits (samaras) of some elm species are also used in Chinese medicine and, depending on the species of elm, some nut fruits are also edible.

Pollen season

The elm is one of the early bloomers and flowers every two years. The pollen season is from March to April, but in warm years it can happen that the pollen is already in the air from February.

Possible cross-reactions

Elm is currently not known to have any noticeable cross-reactions to food or other pollen species.