Checklist » Betulaceae » Betula pendula
Last updated 9/4/2009 by David Giblin.
Betula pendula Roth[FNA3, HC2]
European weeping birch

Publication: Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 405. 1788.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Native to Eurasia. Not included in H&C.

FNA3: "The Eurasian weeping birch ( Betula pendula ) is extensively cultivated throughout the temperate range of the flora, and it has been known to persist or to become locally naturalized in several areas, particularly in the Northeast. In vegetative features it resembles B . populifolia Marshall, to which it is closely allied; it can easily be distinguished from the latter by its peeling bark, as well as by its mostly pubescent leaves with somewhat shorter, acuminate apices."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Betula verrucosa Ehrh.