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Grey Alder

Alnus incana

Plant Data

Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae (Birch)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pendulous, red-brown and becoming yellow later (male catkins). Red, erect and cylindrical (female catkins). Male and female catkins present on same tree.
Fruit:
Wooded cones which persist on the tree throughout winter months.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Hairy, ovate and pointed, glossy, grey beneath.
Maximum Size:
20 meters tall.
Other Names:
American Black Alder, Common Black Alder, European Grey Alder, Gray Alder, Hoary Alder, Hoary-leaved Alder, Speckled Alder, Tag Alder, Thinleaf Alder, White Alder.
Habitats:
Bogs, gardens, meadows, riverbanks.