Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)

Home > Labs | Hierarchy > f. Betulaceae > Betula alleghaneinsis > wiki


Key Characteristics

  • Leaves of short, spur shoots in 2s; 8-12 or more pairs of veins
  • Bark yellowish gray, exfoliating in horizontal strips, curled at edges
  • Fruit bracts with 3 ascending lobes, pubescent on back and edges
  • Twigs and buds with wintergreen taste and odor

Sourced from page 253 in "Michigan Trees"


Add a New Comment


Many come from Steve Baskauf at Vanderbilt University

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License