Grey Alder - Alnus incana
Tree or shrub to 10 metres with smooth grey bark. Young shoots hairy. Leaves oval-lanceolate, pointed, downy and grey beneath. Fruiting catkins cone like.
Grows in drier habitats than Common Alder and is often planted.
Spring and summer.
Widespread in Britain, usually as planted stock.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland usually as a result of planting. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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