Betula nigra L.
Betula rubra Michx.
Betula nigra (51836 octets)
Deciduous tree up to 20 m high. Bark conspicuous on old plants, with pinkish or reddish-brown papery scales. Twigs reddish too. Leaves ovate or rhombic, 3-8 cm long, 2.5-6 cm wide, doubly-toothed or slightly lobed. Lamina dark shiny green above, whitish, glaucous and pubescent on veins beneath. Fruiting catking brownish, cylindrical with hairy scales. Very hardy.

Home: Center and East of USA

Other views: Bark, Trunk

Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay & Thierry Lamant

Ethnobotanical aspects of Betula nigra by Plants for a future database

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