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Alnus maritima (Marshall) Muhl. ex Nutt.
Synonym(s): Alnus maritima ssp. metoporina, Alnus maritima var. metoporina, Alnus metoporina, Betula-Alnus maritima
USDA Symbol: ALMA7
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, 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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff