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Betula alleghaniensis var. macrolepis

Betula alleghaniensis Britton var. macrolepis (Fernald) Brayshaw

Yellow Birch

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

Synonym(s): Betula lutea var. macrolepis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall.
Autumn Foliage: yes

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May


USA: CT , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , NH , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet


Fragrant Flowers: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Betula alleghaniensis var. macrolepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Betula alleghaniensis var. macrolepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Betula alleghaniensis var. macrolepis


Record Modified: 2023-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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