Alder - Alnus glutinosa
Tree or shrub to 20m. Leaves roundish, blunt ovate. Male catkins yellow, female flowers purplish, appearing before the leaves. Fruiting catkins cone like.
February to April.
Fairly common throughout Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 287 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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