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European Alder

Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.

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Alnus glutinosa (European Alder) is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to Ireland, Iran, Romania, Belarus, Turkey, Denmark, Norfolk Island, Germany, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Poland, Sweden, Algeria, Norway, Morocco, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Albania, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Finland, and Greece. European Alder has simple, broad leaves and purple flowers. It fixes nitrogen. It is a photoautotroph.

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EOL has data for 87 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of European alder. View this species on GBIF