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Alnus serrulata

Alnus serrulata (Aiton) Willd.

tag alder, hazel alder, smooth alder

Synonym(s): Alnus incana var. serrulata, Alnus noveboracensis, Alnus serrulata var. subelliptica
Alnus serrulata (Tag Alder)
Image ID: 9946
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: ALSE2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Alnus serrulata
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-10-25

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: ALNUS
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Alnus
GENUS AUTHORITY: Mill.
GENUS COMMON: Alder
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 25-35 species, shrubs and trees, of subarctic to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and in montane situations south to n. South America.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Furlow in FNA (1997); Furlow (1990)=Z; Hardin (1971)=Y; Schrader & Graves (2002)=X; Banaev & Adel’shin (2009)=V; Chery (2015)=U; Chen & Li (2004); Navarro et al. (2003); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Key based in part on Schrader & Graves (2002).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: BETULA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Betulaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: S.F. Gray 1821
FAMILY COMMON: Birch Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of 6 genera and about 150 species, primarily of subarctic to cold temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but extending through Central America to n. South America. The two subfamilies recognized here are sometimes elevated to family status, as by Govaerts & Frodin (1998).
FAMILY REFERENCE: Furlow in FNA (1997); Furlow (1990)=Z; Hardin (1971)=Y; Govaerts & Frodin (1998); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

INTRO:
STEMS:
LEAVES:
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Bright yellow male catkins. Reddish cone-like female flowers.
FRUITS:
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 15 feet

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub, Tree

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
LEAF RETENTION: Deciduous

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: Feb-Mar
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x x x

BLOOM COLOR: Bright yellow male catkins; Reddish cone-like female flowers
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
x x x x

FRUITING PERIOD: Aug-Oct.

DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE:
NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Tag alder is a suckering, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree found along stream banks, pond margins and in wet meadows in the eastern US. This species is tolerant of prolonged flooding as well as temporarily dry situations. Monoecious, tag alder produces both pistillate (female) and staminate (male) flowers on the same plant, making for a attractive show in early spring. The fruit, a woody dark brown cone like catkin, ripens in late fall and persist thru the winter. Tag alder leaves turn yellow and orange in color in the fall.

Bloom Table Text:

NCBG Location:

Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 5
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
GERMINATION CODE:
WILDLIFE VALUE: Butterfly Friendly, Bird Friendly
DEER RESISTANCE:

GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
3702 1991-0397 View
4467 1992-0623 View
5053 1995-0172 View
5526 1995-0649 View
5934 1995-1063 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
494 SOS 2015-09-21 Heraty View
564 SOS 2015-10-15 Dakar View
594 SOS 2015-10-21 Heraty View
813 SOS 2016-10-25 Walker View
833 SOS 2016-11-01 Flood View
837 SOS 2016-11-02 Healy View
1798 HORT 2005-01-01 Bryan View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
6006 3702 199 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
6795 4467 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
7472 5053 203 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8040 5526 204 NCBG staff 1993-01-01 View
8493 5934 142 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
8494 5934 2 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View
8495 5934 8 NCBG staff 1992-01-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: ALSE2
USDA Common Name: Hazel Alder
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV), CAN (NB, NS, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL OBL OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Alnus serrulata
COMMON NAME: Tag Alder, Smooth Alder, Hazel Alder
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, G, GW, Il, K1, K2, Pa, RAB, Va, W, WH3, Y, Z; > A. serrulata var. serrulata - F; > A. serrulata var. subelliptica Fernald - F; = A. rugosa - S, misapplied]
PHENOLOGY: Feb-Mar; Aug-Oct.
HABITAT: Streambanks, bogs, wet thickets.
COMMENTS: NS west to s. QC, MO, and OK, south to ne. FL, Panhandle FL, and TX.
RANGE MAP: Alnus serrulata.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Betulaceae S.F. Gray 1821 (Birch Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 6 genera and about 150 species, primarily of subarctic to cold temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but extending through Central America to n. South America. The two subfamilies recognized here are sometimes elevated to family status, as by Govaerts & Frodin (1998).
REFERENCE: Furlow in FNA (1997); Furlow (1990)=Z; Hardin (1971)=Y; Govaerts & Frodin (1998); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Alnus Mill. (Alder)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 25-35 species, shrubs and trees, of subarctic to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and in montane situations south to n. South America.
REFERENCE: Furlow in FNA (1997); Furlow (1990)=Z; Hardin (1971)=Y; Schrader & Graves (2002)=X; Banaev & Adel’shin (2009)=V; Chery (2015)=U; Chen & Li (2004); Navarro et al. (2003); Kubitzki in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Key based in part on Schrader & Graves (2002).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Alnus serrulata in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Alnus serrulata in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Alnus serrulata in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Alnus serrulata in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Alnus serrulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alnus serrulata

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 9946
ID IMAGE2: 4783
ID IMAGE3: 7171

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