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River birch

Betula nigra

Description:

The bark is variable, usually dark gray-brown to pinkish-brown and scaly, but in some individuals, smooth and creamy pinkish-white, exfoliating in curly papery sheets. Native Americans used the boiled sap as a sweetener similar to maple syrup, and the inner bark as a survival food. It is usually too contorted and knotty to be of value as a timber tree.

Habitat:

Jordan Lake, woods at lakeside

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2015
Submitted on Apr 19, 2015

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