Alnus glutinosa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBetulaceae
Family (Traditional)Betulaceae
GenusAlnus
SpeciesAlnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
Common NameEuropean alder
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Purple; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Betula alnus var. glutinosa Betula alnus var. glutinosa L.
Betula glutinosa Betula glutinosa (L.) Lam.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Boone (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Madison (KY), Perry (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Carter (TN), DeKalb (TN), Morgan (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sumner (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1910 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100309911 Madison Kentucky 25 Oct 1997 Ross C. Clark
23872
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309879 Bell Kentucky 09 Sep 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
89-2093
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309929 Madison Kentucky 28 Jan 1992 Winter Botany Class
266
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309895 Fayette Kentucky 31 May 1910 Mary Didlake
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309903 Lawrence Kentucky 15 Jun 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10685
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009878 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009877 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009881 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
31973000006365 Campbell Kentucky 10 Sep 1982 Wegert, Steve
8
KNK
Alnus glutinosa
APSC0101722 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Alnus glutinosa
HTTU005166 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011029 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Nov 1986 Matt Vehr
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011020 Sumner Tennessee 23 Oct 1992 Scott Joslin
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011031 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Dec 1994 Nancy Stewart
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309937 Perry Kentucky 21 Jun 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
106
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
31234100309887 Breckinridge Kentucky 02 Sep 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9502
EKY
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009880 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009883 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009879 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009882 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009875 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
BEREA009876 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Alnus glutinosa
31973000006364 Boone Kentucky 19 Oct 1978 Kendig, Robert
16
KNK
Alnus glutinosa
TENN-V-0079506 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Alnus glutinosa
APSC0061452 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Alnus glutinosa
APSC0058242 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011023 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Nov 2005 Wes Cunningham
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011021 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Nov 2008 Emily Coffman
51
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011025 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Oct 1993 Bill Duke
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011022 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Oct 2008 J. Nathan McClendon
29
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011027 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Nov 1988 Carolann Terceira
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011028 Rutherford Tennessee 17 Nov 1987 Linda Thorburn
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011026 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Nov 2002 Laura Tomlin
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011024 Carter Tennessee 28 Sep 1996 Michael V. Moody
21
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
MTSU011030 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 1979 James Michael Ary
52
MTSU
Alnus glutinosa
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