Latin name: Alnus rhombifolia Nutt.
Pronunciation: AL-nus rom-bi-FO-lee-a
Common name: White alder
Family: Betulaceae (Birch)
Habitat: Usually found either singly or in small stands along permanent streams below 7000' in shaded canyons and in the lower mountains
Blooming period: January to April
Name derivations: 1) Alnus 2) rhombifolia
NOTE: Photo on left shows staminate catkins, photo in middle shows pistillate catkins