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Betula pumila L.
USDA Symbol: bepu4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Notes: Male and female flowers born separately but on the same plant, the male in drooping clusters, the female in erect clusters up to 1 inch long.
CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , SD , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Habitat:
Riparian,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitUse Medicinal: The Ojibwa used Betula pumila medicinally as a gynecological aid and as a respiratory aid (D. E. Moerman 1986).
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-06-30
Research By: TWC Staff