Also called ◼︎ black birch (although do not confuse with sister-species ♒︎ river birch  Betula nigra, which is also sometimes called that), and ◼︎ mahogany birch and spice birch.

Part of birch  genus Betula in alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada and USA East.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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 cherry or sweet birch Betula lenta

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