paper birch

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paper birch:

see birchbirch,
common name for some members of the Betulaceae, a family of deciduous trees or shrubs bearing male and female flowers on separate plants, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. They are valued for their hardwood lumber and edible fruits and as ornamental trees.
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The macrofossil assemblage at Lac a Magie is characterized by Picea, Larix, Abies, Pinus strobus, and Betula papyrifera.
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