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

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.   ▭ 🌎︎ 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.

Learn more about ◼︎ gray birch Betula populifolia

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