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Betula pumila var. renifolia

Betula pumila L. var. renifolia Fernald

Bog Birch

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

Synonym(s): Betula nana var. renifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: CT , MA , ME , NH , VT
Canada: NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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