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Silver Birch

A very common tree on heathland but it occurs all over the county, especially, but not exclusively, where it is a bit damp. 


Common Name Silver Birch
Scientific Name Betula pendula
Species Group Deciduous Trees
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Birch family - Betulaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
Preferred Environment
Look for Green catkins tinged with brown or purple
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Deciduous Trees