Taxon  Report   253 
Alnus rubra  Bong.
Oregon alder,  Red alder
Alnus rubra
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Alnus rubra
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Alnus rubra, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Alnus rubra
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: BETULACEAE  
Genus: Alnus
Communities:
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
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
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Alnus oregona var. pinnatisecta
PLANTS: Alnus oregona
More information about  Alnus rubra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (ALRU2)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 25, 2016).

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