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Alnus oblongifolia Torr.
USDA Symbol: ALOB2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff