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Is this alder cone

Im really confused because these looks pretty big compare to google images
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Nope, those are pine cones, partly because they are way too big.

One important characteristic is that alder is not a pine or fir, it doesn't have skinny needle-shaped leaves. Alder is broad leafed with prominent leaf veins. Check out this example of a California alder (other alder species will look similar):
http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/spec...us+rhombifolia


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very useful information!thank you.
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Alder cones are like 1/2" tall. Very small little guys.


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very useful information!thank you.

No problem, just remember to look up.

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Alder cones are like 1/2" tall. Very small little guys.

There's definitely species and population differences. The ones in California can be about an inch long. Anything over two inches I would doubt is from an alder.


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