Alder - Alnus glutinosa

    Alt Name
    Common Alder
    Description

    Tree or shrub to 20m. Leaves roundish, blunt ovate. Male catkins yellow, female flowers purplish, appearing before the leaves. Fruiting catkins cone like.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    By water.

    When to see it

    February to April.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    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

    UK Map