American gray birch
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Definition of the noun american gray birch
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- medium-sized birch of eastern North America having white or pale grey bark and valueless wood; occurs often as a second-growth forest tree
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific name: Betula populifolia
- synonyms of American gray birch: American grey birch / gray birch / grey birch
- more generic terms: birch / birch tree = any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark
- member of: Betula / genus Betula = a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae
- geographic area: North America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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An Essential Guide to Trees and Shrubs of the World by MobileReference
Although it is diploid like the closely related to the Eurasian Silver Birch and the eastern American Gray Birch, it frequently hybridizes with the hexaploid Paper Birch; the hybrid is known as Betula x winteri. Hybrids also occur with American ...
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