common alder

Common alder
( Alnus glutinosa )

Italian alder

Italian alder
( Alnus cordata )

The common alder ( Alnus glutinosa ) grows with a bushy shape, with several stalks arising from the same base. Its leaves are dark green and hearth-shaped; at first sight, they resemble those of the hazel, although the latter are tenderer and paler in color. This tree prefers humid ground; so it is found in woods mainly in association with willows and poplars. Its fruits are sort of woodlike berries in close clusters. Other common varieties are the green alder, the gray alder and, in Italy, the Italian or Napolitan alder.

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