Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Betula pendula Roth image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Kurt Stüber
Family Betulaceae
Betula pendula Roth
European white birch, weeping birch
Betula: ancient Latin name
pendula: hanging
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial tree to 80' tall usually with several trunks and a spreading crown; bark creamy to silvery white, smooth, peeling in long pieces; dark, horizontal lenticels; branches hanging
Flower: blooms in late spring
Fruit:cylindrical, erect to almost hanging fruit clusters; samara wings much wider than the body, widest near the center
Leaf:leaf widely oval to rhombic, edges coarsely to doubly, sharply toothed
Habitat: moist to dry; disturbed areas, roadsides, edges of bogs
Notes: often hybirdizes
(Glossary)

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