Calflora
Taxon  Report   1084    
Betula occidentalis  Hook.
Water birch
Betula occidentalis, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Betulaceae  
Genus: Betula

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSBetula beeniana
PLANTSBetula fontinalis
ICPNBetula occidentalis f. inopina
PLANTSBetula occidentalis var. inopina
PLANTSBetula papyrifera ssp. occidentalis
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/10/2021).