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Betula alleghaniensis var. alleghaniensis Britt.
Synonyms: Betula lutea
USDA Symbol: BEALA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This is the largest of the native birches. Never tear bark from living trees; you could scar or even kill the tree.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Complexity: Simple Autumn Foliage:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Habitat:
Forest,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: Loam
BenefitUse Wildlife: Hummingbirds
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds
Larval Host: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
Betula alleghaniensis var. alleghaniensis
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff