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Birch

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Description:

Tree with bark that peels off in sheets. Oval toothed leaves. Habitat is wet areas.

Habitat:

Wet areas

Notes:

Strong tea made from bark twigs and leaves soothes sore throats.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Chalkboard
Chalkboard 2 years ago
River Birch
Betula nigra Betula nigra - Plant Finder


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2 Comments

M B
M B 5 years ago

Cambium is the medicinal part of this plant. Its found between the bark and the core of the tree. It should be noted that harvesting should be done on branches cut for a fire, NEVER from a strip taken all the way around the main trunk. It functions much like asprin. Interesting side note, it was used extensively during the civil war.

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AdamGrau
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AdamGrau

Blaine, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 5, 2015

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