Botanical name:Alnus spp., especially Alnus glutonosa
Common name: common alder
black alder Alnus glutinosa
common alder Alnus glutinosa
European alder Alnus glutinosa
Italian alder Alnus cordata
white alder Alnus incana
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
magickal correspondences and uses:
Magickal uses: alder whistles have traditionally been used to attract Air Elementals
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
ancient myths and beliefs:
The Alder Moon or Faern (F) Moon is the fourth month of the Beth-Luis-Nion Celtic (Druidic) calendar, running from March 18 to April 14.
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