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In North America, do not confuse with similarly-named 🇪🇺◼︎ European white birch  Betula pendula.   Although both are part of birch  genus Betula in alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to northern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
more uses
(Great Lakes)
  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.

Learn more about ◼︎ American white birch Betula papyrifera

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