Alnus rubra

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Red Alder: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Alnus rubra
Red Alder (Alnus rubra): Deciduous tree common in riparian areas and disturbed areas at low elevations.

Scattered collections in ARCTOS, mostly from the mainland and inner islands, but also Baranof, Chichagof and Coronation Islands.No collections from Prince of Wales and associated outer islands, nor the northern gulf coast. Presumably it occurs throughout most of the region, though northern Southeast Alaska is considered the northern limit of its range.






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  • Hall 2010: Common from Juneau south, occasional north to Yakutat. Generally at low elevation along forest edges, open areas wetlands, streams, roadsides, clearcuts and land open by glacial retreat.
  • Muller: gen; forest edges, open areas, common


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