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''Alnus glutinosa'', the common alder, black alder, European alder or just alder, is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae, native to most of Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa. It thrives in wet locations where its association with the bacterium ''Frankia alni'' enables it to grow in poor quality soils. It is a medium size, short-lived tree growing to a height of up to 30 metres . It has short-stalked rounded leaves and separate male and female flower in the form of catkins. The small,.. more

Similar species: Beeches, Oaks, Walnuts
Species identified by Lars Korb
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Uploaded May 22, 2018.