Also called sweet birch, ◼︎ 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) (colors), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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 birch Betula lenta

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Flora of North America USDA PLANTS db USFS  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 158) Wikipedia