OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Canoe Birch, Paper Birch


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image of Betula papyrifera, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch

JK Marlow    jkm090923_058

September    Hancock County    ME

Bark chalky white and exfoliating, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Betula papyrifera, Canoe Birch, Paper Birch

JK Marlow    jkm090924_009

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park

Leaves tend to be tapered to rounded at the base, twigs slightly pubescent, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera   FAMILY Betulaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3531

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north of the Carolinas

Habitat: Dry soils, in VA especially on quartzite on the western flank of the Blue Ridge, and on sandstone talus in the Ridge and Valley, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Staminate calyx minute, pistillate calyx absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Samara

 

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