Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Betula cordifolia Regel image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           
Family Betulaceae
Betula cordifolia Regel
heart-leaf birch, mountain white birch
Betula: ancient Latin name
cordifolia: in Latin means with "heart-shaped leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: 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
Flower: catkin usually about 2" long; blooms in late spring
Fruit:cylindrical, hanging fruit clusters; samara wings wider than the body, widest near the top
Leaf:Narrowly ovate to ovate with a short tip; edges with coarse or irregular double teeth, usually with a heart-shaped base; mostly hairy below
Habitat: moist; rocky slopes, rich woods
Notes: very similar to B. papyrifera (white or paper birch) but more vertically erect and with more lower branches

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Betula alba L. var. cordifolia (Regel) Regel
Betula papyrifera Marshall var. cordifolia (Regel) Fernald

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