Leaves and Catkin of Betula Alba
The common names of betula alba are silver, white, or common birch. The flower is whitish and blooms in February and March. Birch is a small shrub in the extreme north but a fifty to sixty feet high tree in middle regions.
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Nicholson, George The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, Div. VI (London, England: L. Upcott Gill, 1884)