Betula papyrifera Marshall
Family: Betulaceae
canoe birch,  more...
[Betula alba var. elobata L.,  more]
Betula papyrifera image
Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Betula: ancient Latin name
Plants: perennial, to 65' tall tree often with several trunks and narrow crowns; bark dark reddish brown turning reddish white to tan or bronze with age, peeling in thin sheets; dark, horizontal lenticels
Leaves: Narrowly ovate to ovate with a short tip; edges with coarse or irregular double teeth, usually with a heart-shaped base; mostly hairy below
Flowers: catkin usually about 2" long; blooms in late spring
Fruits: cylindrical, hanging fruit clusters; samara wings wider than the body, widest near the top
Habitat: moist; rocky slopes, rich woods
Betula papyrifera image
Michael Clayton  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Betula papyrifera image
Paul Drobot  
Betula papyrifera image
Paul Drobot  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Darrin Kimbler  
Betula papyrifera image
Paul Drobot  
Betula papyrifera image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
John M. Schoeneker  
Betula papyrifera image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Betula papyrifera image
James R. Sime  
Betula papyrifera image
Derek Anderson  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Know Your Trees  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Aaron_Carlson  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Aaron_Carlson  
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
Betula papyrifera image
   View Genus       View Specimen Records