speckled alder

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Related to speckled alder: smooth alder, Alnus rugosa
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Synonyms for speckled alder

common shrub of Canada and northeastern United States having shoots scattered with rust-colored down

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Sand dunes: At Ridges Sanctuary, average amino sugar N concentration of soil beneath speckled alder was greater than both the adjacent and Canada buffaloberry soil averages for amino sugar N concentrations (Table 2).
Soils under speckled alder at the northernmost study locations of Ridges Sanctuary and Whitefish Dunes State Park, Wisconsin exhibited the greatest increase in amino sugar N over adjacent background soils compared with all other N-fixing plants in this study.
Only traces of sugar maple and dogwood (mostly stems) were found in the leaf packs after 42 days and a small amount of speckled alder (5%) remained.
They include: a northern bayberry in Nassau County; a common juniper in Schenectady County; a black locust in Wayne County; a scarlet hawthorn and a Norway spruce in Oneida County; and a northern oak, a speckled alder, a prairie crab apple and a purple osier willow in Monroe County.
The stream's headwaters are small, surrounded by grassy banks choked with speckled alders.