Red Alder February 22, 2007

February 22, 2007: Gresham, Multnomah County, OR.

Red Alder Catkins
Red Alder catkin 2/22/2007

The alder in our vicinity have taken on a red hue… did you ever wonder why they have the scientific name of “Alnus rubra” ? Perhaps it is the from the red shown by staminate catkins that develop in the spring, even before the leaves bud out.


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