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Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is a widespread European birch, though in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes. Its range extends into southwest Asia in the mountains of northern Turkey and the Caucasus. The closely related Siberian Silver Birch (B. platyphylla) in northern Asia and Sichuan Birch (B. szechuanica) of central Asia are also treated as varieties of Silver Birch by some botanists, as B. pendula var. platyphylla and B. pendula var. szechuanica respectively (see birch classification). It is a medium size deciduous tree, typically reaching 15-25 m tall, exceptionally up to 30 m, with a slender crown of arched branches with drooping branchlets. The bark is white, often with black diamond-shaped marks or larger patches at the base. The shoots are rough with small warts, and hairless, and the leaves 3-6 cm long, triangular with a broad base and pointed tip, and coarsely serrated margins. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Betula verrucosa (Wikipedia)

Common Silver Birch is native and common in most of Europe, northwest Africa and western Siberia, but absent in the southernmost parts of Europe. It is the most common tree found in Scandinavia and the Alps, and a potent pollen producer in those areas.

Birch pollen is highly allergenic and is a significant cause of immediate hypersensitivity, in particular asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Silver Birch (Betula verrucosa)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 白桦树
Synonyms: 疣皮桦;银桦
fr-CA French (Canada) Betula verrucosa
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Arukask
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Abedul de plata (Betula verrucosa)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Betula verrucosa
Synonyms: Betulla verrucosa (Betula verrucosa)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Betula verrucosa
Synonyms: Huş ağacı
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Betula verrucosa
Synonyms: Берёза повислая (Betula verrucosa)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Betula verrucosa
Synonyms: ruwe berk
fr-BE French (Belgium) Bouleau, Betula verrucosa
Synonyms: Bouleau argenté, t3