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Betula alleghaniensis Britton. Yellow Birch. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-Aug. Hab: Forests at medium to high elevations, rarely at low elevations. Northward in a variety of cooler mesic to wet forests and swamps. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to se. MB, south to PA, OH, n. IN, WI, MN, and IA, and in the mountains south to w. NC, n. GA, and e. TN.

ID notes:Fall leaf color is bright yellow.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: A hexaploid species (2n=6x=84).

Synonymy: = C, FNA3, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Va, W, WV, Ashburner & McAllister (2016), Furlow (1990), Hardin (1971a); = Betula lutea F.Michx. – GrPl, RAB, S13; = n/a – Tat; > Betula alleghaniensis Britton var. alleghaniensis – K1; > Betula alleghaniensis Britton var. macrolepis (Fernald) Brayshaw – K1; > Betula lutea F.Michx. var. lutea – F, G; > Betula lutea F.Michx. var. macrolepis Fernald – F, G

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