Water Birch (Betula occidentalis)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Mountain/Northern Riparian
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Montane western North America and northern North America; along streams and in canyons; growing in dense thickets.
Stature: To 25 feet tall but usually shorter; with an open crown and climbing branches.
Leaves: 1-2 inches long; more or less egg-shaped; with toothed edges; with fewer than 9 pairs of veins.
Bark: Smooth; dark bronze.
Fruit: A winged strobile about an inch long.
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Kuo, M. (2009, March). Water birch (Betula occidentalis). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/betula_occidentalis.html