Also called paper birch, canoe birch, and white birch.  In North America, do not confuse with similarly-named European white birch  Betula pendula.   Part of birch  genus Betula and birch / alder / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae.

Native to northern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  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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