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Alnus rhombifolia  Nutt.
White alder
Alnus rhombifolia
© 2006 Deborah Leonard
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Alnus rhombifolia
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Alnus
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Alnus rhombifolia var. bernardina
More information about  Alnus rhombifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).