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Betula borealis

Betula borealis Spach

Northern Birch, Dwarf White Birch

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

Synonym(s): Betula pubescens ssp. borealis

USDA Symbol: BEBO

USDA Native Status: L48 (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
Fruit:
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are either male (borne on catkins) or female.

Distribution

USA: ME , NH , VT
Canada: NL , NS , QC

Additional resources

USDA: Find Betula borealis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Betula borealis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Betula borealis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-07-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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