Red Alder

RED ALDER

Alnus rubra

BARK:

Bark is thin, yellowish-brown or grey and often has white patches of lichen on it. Mature bark becomes scaly.

LEAVES:

Leaves are alternate, 5-15 cm long, elliptic with sharp points at the base and tip. They are dull green and smooth on their upper surfaces and rust-coloured and hairy on their lower surfaces. The margins of the leaves are wavy, slightly rolled under and have course, blunt teeth.

FRUITS AND FLOWERS:

Flowers are male and female catkins that appear before the leaves. Male catkins are 5-12 cm long, cylindrical and reddish. Female catkins are 2 cm long and cylindrical. Cones are up to 2 cm long and brownish.

 

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