Trees like Oak and Birch belong in Order Fagales. There are over a thousand
species of trees and shrubs in this order. Male flowers are clustered in
catkins and some species produce fruits that are good to eat like the sweet
chestnut. There are three families in Fagales and the biggest one with most
of the species is the Beech Family (Fagaceae). The picture shows male and
female catkins of an Alder.
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