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Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. ssp. crispa (Aiton) Turrill
mountain alder



General Information
Symbol: ALVIC
Group: Dicot
Family: Betulaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tree
Native Status: CAN   N
GL   N
SPM   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Alaska"Maine"Massachusetts"Michigan"Minnesota"NewNewNorthPennsylvania"Tennessee"Vermont"Wisconsin"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AK, MA, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NY, PA, TN, VT, WI), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK), DEN (GL), FRA (SPM)

Images

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ALCR6 Alnus crispa (Aiton) Pursh
ALCRE Alnus crispa (Aiton) Pursh var. elongata Raup
ALCRM Alnus crispa (Aiton) Pursh var. mollis (Fernald) Fernald
ALHU3 Alnus ×hultenii Murai p.p.
ALVIC2 Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. var. crispa (Aiton) House
DUVI3 Duschekia viridis (Chaix) Opiz p.p.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Betulaceae – Birch family
Genus Alnus Mill. – alder
Species Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. – green alder
Subspecies Alnus viridis (Chaix) DC. ssp. crispa (Aiton) Turrill – mountain alder

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Massachusetts
mountain alder
Threatened
Pennsylvania
mountain alder
Endangered
Tennessee
green alder
Special Concern

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Quinlan Low

Sources

Quinlan, S.E., and S. Cuccarese. 2004. Native Alaskan and exotic plants used by wildlife. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Anchorage.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover