Also called black birch and water birch.  Part of birch  genus Betula and birch / alder / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae.

Native to central, eastern and southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Betula hosts caterpillars of 413 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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