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Betula neoalaskana

Betula neoalaskana Sarg.

Resin Birch, Alaska Birch

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

Synonym(s): Betula alaskana, Betula papyrifera ssp. humilis, Betula papyrifera var. humilis, Betula papyrifera var. neoalaskana, Betula resinifera

USDA Symbol: BENE4

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)

Alaska birch was one of the first trees to migrate north behind receding glacial ice thousands of years ago.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Truncate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Catkin

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown

Distribution

USA: AK
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Forest Edge,Bog/Fen

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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