speckled alder

(Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

Conservation Status
speckled alder
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  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

     
           
 
Description
 
 

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

 
     
 

Height

 
 

15 to 26

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Red

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

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

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Late March to early May

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
Common
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 24, 28.

 
  12/26/2011      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Fagales (beeches, oaks, walnuts, and allies)  
 

Family

Betulaceae (birch)  
  Subfamily Betuloideae  
 

Genus

Alnus (alder)  
  Subgenus Alnus  
  Species Alnus incana (gray alder)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

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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Male Catkins

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Female Catkins

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Cones

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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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