[The Birch Family East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Birch Trees Found East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Betula

Water Birch, River Birch, Red Birch: Betula occidentalis

Water Birch: Betula occidentalis


Bog Birch, Dwarf Birch, Swamp Birch, Resin Birch, Scrub Birch: Betula glandulosa (Synonyms: Betula glandulosa var. glandulosa, Betula terrae-novae) - Native shrub of moist areas at mid- to high elevations.

Water Birch, River Birch, Red Birch: Betula occidentalis - Native tree or shrub of moist areas and streambanks at low elevations.

Paper Birch: Betula papyrifera var. commutata - Native Tree of moist, open to dense woods at low to moderate elevations.

European White Birch, European Weeping Birch: Betula pendula - Introduced ornamental tree.

Bog Birch, Dwarf Birch: Betula pumila (formerly Betula glandulosa var. hallii) - Native shrubs of the high Oregon Cascades but also found in southwestern Lake County, OR.

Hybrid Shrubby Birch: Betula xsargentii - Shrub found in southwestern Lake County, OR.


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