grey alder

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Related to Alnus tenuifolia: Alnus incana, Grey Alder, speckled alder
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Noun1.grey alder - native to Europe but introduced in America
Alnus, genus Alnus - alders
alder tree, alder - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
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lasiocarpa), marsh five-fingers (Potentilla palustris), water-hemlock (Cicuta virosa), cattail (Typha latifolia), and occasional shrubs, such as willow (Salix candida), alder (Alnus tenuifolia), and sweet gale (Myrica gale).
Other alders from North America include sitka alder (Alnus sinuata), which grows as far as the Arctic Circle in Alaska; mountain alder (Alnus tenuifolia) which is a short, shrub-like tree; California alder (Alnus rhombifolia) also called white alder; and Arizona alder (Alnus oblongifolia) or Mexican and New Mexican alder.
In an interior floodplain, Walker and Chapin (1987) demonstrated the existence of facilitation (primarily by adding nitrogen to the soil) by Alnus tenuifolia on Salix alaxensis and Populus balsamifera seedlings in greenhouse experiments and in the field.