Connecticut Plants
Swamp Birch (Low Birch)
Betula pumila L.

Swamp birch is rare in Connecticut; it is listed by the state as a species of special concern.

  • Family: birch (Betulaceae)
  • Habitat: wetlands, especially fens
  • Height: 3 to 14 feet
  • Flower color: green
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: native

Photographed in Sussex County, New Jersey in mid-July.