Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare (though locally common)

Look for it on grassy balds, shrub balds, spruce-fir forests and rock outcrops at high elevations (1600-1900m) in the Roan Mtn Massif, Mitchell & Avery Counties, NC, and Carter County, TN, per Weakley's Flora

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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
Samara

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alnus viridis ssp. crispa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 054-01-001:
Alnus crispa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Alnus viridis var. crispa

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Alder, Mountain Alder