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Birch tree

Betula papyrifera

Description:

Leaves: Alternate, simple, with double-toothed margins. Catkins: narrow, relatively long, reddish-brown catkins.

Habitat:

City Park

Notes:

I'm not certain what sub group of birch. The bark was too gnarled and mossy to see clearly, but it didn't appear to be peeling like a Paper Birch. The catkins were longer than those of the Water Birch. It could be a paper birch, water birch, or a hybrid birch.

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K. Indie Gee
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K. Indie Gee

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Jul 6, 2014

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