OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 054-03-004:
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gray Birch, White Birch


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image of Betula populifolia, Gray Birch, White Birch

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bepo_001_lvd

        

image of Betula populifolia, Gray Birch, White Birch

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_bepo_006_lvd

        

image of Betula populifolia, Gray Birch, White Birch

Keith Bradley    kab_b_populifolia_9340

June    Madison County    VA

Shenandoah National Park

The bark is not papery or peeling, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Betula populifolia, Gray Birch, White Birch

Keith Bradley    kab_b_populifolia_9344

June    Madison County    VA

Shenandoah National Park

Bark grayish-white with black triangular patches where branches join trunk, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 054-03-004:
Betula populifolia   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north of the Carolinas

Habitat: Woods, thickets, in VA native in old fields and young forests in the Big Meadows area on greenstone (Madison & Page counties, VA), disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Staminate calyx minute, pistillate calyx absent
2 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary

Flowers in catkins (staminate catkins elongate)

FRUIT:
Summer
Samara

 

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