Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2011

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in braided streamhead seepage swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 4-parted, pistillate calyx absent
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
4 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary
Flowers in catkins (staminate catkins elongate)

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alnus incana ssp. rugosa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alnus incana ssp. rugosa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Alnus rugosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Speckled Alder