River Birch (Betula nigra)
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Forest Types: So. Riverine
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In riverbottoms and creek beds when growing naturally; often planted in other settings; growing east of the Great Plains.
Stature: 60-75 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with an irregular crown.
Leaves: Simple; alternate; egg-shaped or rhomboid; doubly toothed; pointed at the tips; hairy below.
Bark: Pinkish; peeling and papery.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2004, August). River Birch (Betula nigra). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/betula_nigra.html