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Betula ×purpusii

Betula ×purpusii C.K. Schneid.

Birch, Purpus' Birch

Betulaceae (Birch family)


USDA Symbol: BEPU3

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

Natural hybrid of Betula alleghaniensis and B. pumila.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: IL , IN , MI , MN , NY , OH , WI
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Stream banks, bogs, swampy woods, lake shores, and rich, moist, forested slopes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 ×purpusii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Betula ×purpusii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Betula ×purpusii


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: CBR

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