Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
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:
Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alnus glutinosa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alnus glutinosa   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Alnus alnus

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Alder, European Alder