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


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

 

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3531

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native: north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in dry soils, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Samara

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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