Betula pendula Roth
Common Name: EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

A European species locally established, presumably as an escape from cultivation, in fields, swamps, bogs, and elsewhere, mostly in sandy or peaty, acidic soils. First collected in 1904 in Wayne Co.

 Sometimes forming dense stands over large areas. “Cut-leaved” forms are sometimes cultivated, but most of the collections from wild plants have normal leaves.

Locations

Allegan County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Sanilac County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=552.