European Black Alder
Other common names:
Birch Family (Betulaceae)
Shrub; Leaves roundish, usually indented at the tip; bark speckled.
Speckled Alder (Alnus incana) - very similar, often confused. Leaves are more pointed at the ends and are double-toothed.
Green Alder (Alnus viridis) - leaves are pointed at the ends.
Alder-leaved Buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia) - not an Alder.
Alternate, Simple, Toothed; Roundish.
Wet Areas, Bogs and Fens, Lakeshores, Pond Margins, Swamps, Shrub Swamps; Wet areas, and nearby wet areas.
Trees in Canada: 305
Easily confused with Speckled Alder (Alnus incana). Can be invasive.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: glutinosa: sticky
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