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Yellow Birch Catkin - Betula alleghaniensis Cone-like catkins with many hairy scales containing 2-winged nutlets. They mature in autumn and disperse in winter.<br />
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Fun fact: The twigs smell like wintergreen when scraped or broken. Also, birch can be tapped for sap to make syrup. It isn&#039;t as sweet as maple syrup and has a stronger flavor.<br />
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Habitat: Meadow/wetland edge Betula,Betula alleghaniensis,Geotagged,United States,Winter,Yellow birch,catkin,swamp birch Click/tap to enlarge

Yellow Birch Catkin - Betula alleghaniensis

Cone-like catkins with many hairy scales containing 2-winged nutlets. They mature in autumn and disperse in winter.

Fun fact: The twigs smell like wintergreen when scraped or broken. Also, birch can be tapped for sap to make syrup. It isn't as sweet as maple syrup and has a stronger flavor.

Habitat: Meadow/wetland edge

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''Betula alleghaniensis'', the yellow birch or golden birch, is a large and important lumber species of birch native to North-eastern North America. Its vernacular names refer to the color of the tree's bark. The name ''Betula lutea'' was used expansively for this tree but has now been replaced.

Similar species: Beeches, Oaks, Walnuts
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 22, 2020. Captured Mar 15, 2020 13:43 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm