Alnus rugosa (speckled or tag alder)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves ovate-obovate; veins straight, impressed above, prominently projecting beneath
  • Buds distinctly stalked
  • Bark smooth, lenticels conspicuous
  • Fruit-bearing body conelike, woody, persistent into next growing season
  • Typically a many-stemmed shrub growing along streams and in swamps

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and From Louis Landry

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