speckled alder

(Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

speckled alder

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACW - Facultative wetland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

Common

 
Habitat

Lowland deciduous forests, margins of swamps and marshes. lake shores, streambanks. Full to partial sun.

Flowering

Late March to early May

     
Flower Color

Red

     
Height

15 to 26

     
 
Identification

The lateral female catkins are stalkless, the terminal one is on a short stalk to 5 16 (4 to 8 mm) long.

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28.
 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Betulaceae (birch)

 

Subfamily:

Betuloideae

 
Synonyms

Alnus incana var. americana

Alnus rugosa

Alnus rugosa var. americana

 
Common
Names

gray alder

speckled alder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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A small shrub like plant 3-4 ft tall. Appeared to look like a dark red berry bush from afar. Up close had a more of a pine cone appearance.

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Running around with my chainsaw and felling some grey alder (alnus incana).

   
       

 

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Luciearl
12/24/2019

Location: Cass County

A small shrub like plant 3-4 ft tall. Appeared to look like a dark red berry bush from afar. Up close had a more of a pine cone appearance.

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