Alnus cordata   Italian Alder I

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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).

Native in Italy and Corsica according to Stace, this is extensively naturalised in England, Wales and southern Scotland.

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, updated 7th August 2018

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