Betula nigra L.
Family: Betulaceae
black birch,  more...
[Betula rubra F.Michx.]
Betula nigra image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Betula: ancient Latin name
Plants: perennial tree to 80' tall, often several trunks, rounded crown; mature trees with smooth, grayish brown, yellowish, reddish, or creamy white bark irregularly peeling in shaggy pieces with time; dark, horizontal lenticels; twigs with no wintergreen taste or smell
Leaves: leaves rhombic-oval, edges coarsely doubly cut to toothed
Flowers: blooms in late spring
Fruits: conical to round, erect fruit clusters; scales often remaining into early winter; samara wings narrower than the body and usually widest near the top
Habitat: moist to wet; riverbanks, floodplains
Conservation Status: Native
Betula nigra image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Betula nigra image
Christopher Noll  
Betula nigra image
Darrin Kimbler  
Betula nigra image
Aaron_Carlson  
Betula nigra image
Kurt Stüber  
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Aaron_Carlson  
Betula nigra image
Dennis W. Woodland  
Betula nigra image
Botancial Illustration  
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
Betula nigra image
   View Genus       View Specimen Records