Alnus cordata   Italian Alder DD I

Alnus cordata

We think this tree was naturalised as it grew in a row with a variety of others including some which were obviously self-sown. It is always difficult to tell though and this may have been planted many years ago. The leaves are rounded to cordate (heart shaped bases) as the name suggests and the female cones were distincly larger than those in A. glutinosa (Alder).

Mudchute Park, Isle of Dogs, London 1st July 2006

Added on 4th July, updated 22nd June 2008, updated 26th Feb 2010, updated Se3 23rd April 2010

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