Also called:

In North America, do not confuse with similar-named sister-species 🇪🇺 ◼︎ European white birch  Betula pendula.

Although both are part of birch  genus Betula in alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to northern North America.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file   🌳︎ Provincial tree of Saskatchewan.  🌳︎ State tree of New Hampshire.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Despite its nickname, the aircraft Spruce Goose was built primarily of birch wood, with small amounts of maple, poplar, balsa, and, yes, spruce.

Betula hosts caterpillars of 413 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about ◼︎ American white birch/​paper birch Betula papyrifera

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