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FSU Tag Line
 

Betulaceae

(The Birch and Alder Family)

 

Family Description:

This family includes deciduous shrubs and trees with simple, alternate, and stipulate leaves. The margins are usually doubly serrate. Pistillate and staminate flowers form clusters as catkins. The fruit can be a nut, nutlet, or samara, and the family is generally wind pollinated. Most members of this family frequent mesic areas.

Plants in Family:

Betula lenta Betula nigra Carpinus caroliniana Ostrya virginiana