Hazel alder

  • Latin name: Alnus serrulata (Ait.) Willd.
  • French name: Aulne tendre
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 19468
    184185 [syn. A. incana var. serrulata (Ait.) Boivin]
Description

Leaves

  • Leaf - hazel alder

Form

  • Wavy

Margin

  • Finely toothed

Buds

  • Lateral bud and leaf scar - hazel alder

Form

  • Rounded tip, with 2 or 3 scales

Length

  • 7–10 mm

Colour

  • Reddish

Twigs

Form

  • Slender, smooth

Colour

  • Brown

Flowers

  • Mature seed catkins - hazel alder

Form

  • Mature seed catkins in erect clusters of 3–6

Length

  • Pollen catkins 2.5–3.5 cm
  • Mature seed catkins 7–12 mm

Structure

  • Monoecious

Range

Coastal region of Eastern North America; native to but rare in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec along the St. Lawrence River

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