Part of alder  genus Alnus in alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to western 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its 🪵 wood is used for making 🎸︎ guitars.

Alnus hosts caterpillars of 267 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about ◼︎ red alder Alnus rubra

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