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Alnus viridis ssp. fruticosa

Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. ssp. fruticosa (Rupr.) Nyman

Siberian Alder

Betulaceae (Birch family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC , NT , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Rocky or sandy coasts, stream banks, lakeshores, and damp open areas.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alnus viridis ssp. fruticosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alnus viridis ssp. fruticosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alnus viridis ssp. fruticosa


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: CBR

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