Observed: January 18, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: January 25, 2012 @ 7:50 AM (diff: 7 days)
Green Alder (Alnus viridis subsp. Crispa) aka mountain alder, American green alder. A deciduous shrub to 3 m tall with smooth grey bark even in old age. The leaves are shiny green, ovoid, 3–8 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The flowers are catkins, appearing late in spring after the leaves emerge.