water birch


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Related to water birch: Betula fontinalis
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Noun1.water birch - birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish barkwater birch - birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark
Betula, genus Betula - a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
birch tree, birch - any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
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Lenticel-covered bark fossils resemble extant water birch (Betula occidentalis), a common large shrub that occurs along higher-elevation waterways in the Great Basin (Fig.
Riparian vegetation includes Red Alder (Alnus rubra) and Water Birch (Betula occidentalis), which shade most of the creek.
Besides the conifers you'd expect, look for Western water birch (Betula occidentalis), attractive in loose groups along a stream; mountain alder (Alnus tenuifolia), useful for stabilizing soil in moist areas; quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), which shimmers gold in fall; mountain maple (Acer glabrum), a small multi-trunked tree that thrives in well-drained soil; and mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia), with ferny foliage and colorful summer berries.