Celtis laevigata Willdenow. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Bottomland forests, especially on natural levees, upland calcareous forests and woodlands, shell middens. Dist: MD, WV, IN, IL, MO and KS south to s. FL and TX. Reported for many states in Mexico by Villaseñor (2016), but unclear what the circumscription being applied there is.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Celtis laevigata Willd. var. laevigata; = Celtis mississippiensis Bosc – S; < Celtis laevigata Willd. – Ar, C, FNA3, G, GW2, K3, K4, Mex, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; > Celtis laevigata Willd. var. laevigata – F, GrPl, Il, Tx; > Celtis laevigata Willd. var. texana Sarg. – F, GrPl, Il, Tx