Alnus glutinosa

Origin: native

Type: deciduous

Height: 20-25 m

Winter buds: reddish-purple, on short stalks, club shaped.

Leaves: alder leaves are simple, rounded in shape and the end is sometimes indented, but never pointed. Their leaves are dark green, shiny and have wavy or slightly toothed edges.

Flowers: male and female catkins.

Fruit: clusters of 3-5 woody cones.

Distribution: commonly grows beside water.