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Alnus maritima (Marsh.) Muhl. ex Nutt.
Synonyms: Betula-Alnus maritima
USDA Symbol: ALMA7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff