Yellow Birch

Betula alleghaniensis

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Basic Information

Order

Fagales

Family

Betulaceae

Size

55 - 95 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Fall Folliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Ovate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow, Green, Brown

Attracts

Wildlife

Yellow Birch Habitat

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) are often seen along trails in the eastern U.S. that run through cool moist forests. Look for it near streams where it can avoid full sun.

Yellow Birch Facts

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) are easily distinguished when hiking by their yellowish bronze smooth bark that flakes in fine horizontal strips. Yellow Birch is the largest of the birch species in eastern U.S. forests. White-tailed Deer and Moose feed on Yellow Birch seedlings and its seeds are an important food source to songbirds. You may also see beaver and porcupine scars on the trunk as it’s bark is a favorite for both.

Yellow Birch Distribution



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