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Alnus oblongifolia Torr.
USDA Symbol: ALOB2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Tall, straight-trunked tree with open, rounded crown.
This is one of the largest native alders and a handsome tree of rocky canyon bottoms. It is recognized by its smooth, dark gray bark. The soft wood is used as fuel.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr
AZ , NM Native Distribution:
SW. New Mexico and Arizona; local in N. New Mexico; also in N. Mexico; at 4500-7500 (1372-2286 m). Native Habitat:
Wet canyon soils in mountains and along streams. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff