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Betula populifolia Marshall. Gray Birch, White Birch, Wire Birch. Phen: May-Jun; Jun-Jul. Hab: Woods, thickets, in VA native in old fields and young forests in the Big Meadows area on greenstone (Madison & Page counties, VA), disturbed areas. Dist: NS to s. QC, south to s. NJ and MD, more or less disjunct in n. VA, s. ON, n. OH, and n. IN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: A diploid species (2n=2x=28).

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA3, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Va, W, Ashburner & McAllister (2016), Furlow (1990), Hardin (1971a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© J.W. Hardin | Original Image ⭷

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