white alder


Origin:
1855–60

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white alder

noun
1. tree of western United States 
2. shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers [syn: sweet pepperbush
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Plants such as ferns and mosses as well as trees such as white alder and big leaf maple flourish in riparian habitats.
Fall brings the goldfinches a greatly expanded food supply when the white alder and water birch cones mature.
Riparian areas support willow scrub and white alder scrub.
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