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July - 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. Picture taken 22nd July 2006 near Felmersham, Bedfordshire.

24th Sep 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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