Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis Britton    Synonyms: Betula lutea.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Betulaceae   >   Genus Betula   

Status:

Yellow Birch is a tree of the northern tier of states as far west as Minnesota and along the Appalachian Mountains. In Maryland, it occurs mainly in rich woods of the higher mountains.

Description:

The bark is yellowish and, in mature specimens, flakes off in thin layers. The bark is lighter in color than that of Sweet Birch. Horizontal lenticels are often prominent.

Relationships:

Host plant for various moth species including American Dagger Moth, Wavy-lined Emerald Moth, Pale Beauty Moth, and Banded Tussock Moth, and possibly also for Chocolate Prominent Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants, Miller et al., 2018).

There are 36 records in the project database.

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Yellow Birch in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/15/2014). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/23/2019). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/29/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/12/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/26/2020). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/26/2020). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/29/2020). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Yellow Birch in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)


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