Image Number: 5169086

A UK native and a pioneer species but not very long lived. In UK, generally not regarded as a timber tree unless for firewood but it has great ecological value and is an important component of the Western oak woodlands in UK. Image from Braich Melyn, Bethesda, N. Wales. The foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) in the foreground have benefited from the bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) having been killed off the previous year with herbicide.
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United Kingdom


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Hamamelidae
Order: Fagales
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Betula
Subject: Betula pendula Roth
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Image last updated:
Thursday, February 15, 2007