Skip to main content

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

River Birch

Betula nigra
Family: Betulaceae

Natural History

Leaves of river birch | Photo credit: Larry Korhnak, University of Florida

River birch - also called red birch, black birch, or water birch - is the only southern birch that grows in coastal plains. However, it is not very flood-tolerant, and may suffer during extended inundation.

Section Topics