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Latin: Betulaceae

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mountain alder (Alnus incana)
Alnus incana
Common Names mountain alder
Family Birch
Plant Type Tree
Short Description A small stream-side tree. Flowers and catkins develop and flower on twigs of the previous year before the leaves come out.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Sitka alder (Alnus sinuata)
Alnus sinuata
Common Names Sitka alder
Family Birch
Flower Color -catkins-
Plant Type Tree
Native Yes
Weed No
Western birch (Betula occidentalis) is usually a shrub, occasionally a small tree found along stream margins.Betula occidentalis
Common Names western birch
Family Birch
Plant Type Tree
Weed No

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