USDA Symbol: ALMA7
USDA Native Status:
Small, autumn flowering tree with straight trunk and narrow, rounded crown, or a much-branched shrub. Both common and Latin species names refer to the local but not rare distribution near (but not on) the coast. The isolated occurrence in southern Oklahoma is unexplained.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Obovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Size Notes: Height to 10 M.
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: DE , GA , MD , OK
Native Distribution: S. Delaware, E. shore of Maryland, and S. Delaware near sea level; S. Oklahoma at 700 (213 m).
Native Habitat: Wet soil bordering streams and ponds.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Alnus maritima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alnus maritima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alnus maritima
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff