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Family: Betulaceae, Birch Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 50' (14.5 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Early Spring
Photo(s) taken at: Verde River near Tapco
Bloom Color: Green Catkins of male flowers, Greenish female "cones" change to dark brown
Other Common Names: Mexican Alder, New Mexican Alder
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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