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Silver Birch (Betula verrucosa)


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A small tree with rough bark, black at the base and peeling white higher up. The yellowish male catkins appear in Autumn but do not open until spring when the female catkins appear. The two winged fruit is tiny. It is common on woods and heaths. The twigs were used for making brooms. Pictured at Stevington, Bedfordshire - mid December 2005.

11th Dec 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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