Taxon  Report   252 
Alnus rhombifolia  Nutt.
White alder
Alnus rhombifolia
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Alnus rhombifolia
© 2009 Ryan Gilmore
Alnus rhombifolia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Alnus rhombifolia, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Alnus rhombifolia
© 2006 Deborah Leonard
Genus: Alnus
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Alnus rhombifolia var. bernardina
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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