Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Betula papyrifera Marshall. Paper Birch, Canoe Birch. Hab: Dry soils, in VA especially on quartzite on the western flank of the Blue Ridge, and on sandstone talus in the Ridge and Valley. Dist: NL (Newfoundland), NL (Labrador) and AK, south to NJ, WV (Vanderhorst et al. 2019), w. VA, OH, IN, IL, IA, NE, CO, and BC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA3, G, Il, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, WV, Furlow (1990), Hardin (1971a); = Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera – C, F, GrPl, K1, W; >< Betula cordifolia – Va, misidentified; > Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera – K3

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