Latin name: Betula alleghaniensis Britton Syn.: B. lutea Michx. f.
Botanical family: Betulaceae
Growth habit: Tree
Vernacular name(s): yellow birch (Eng.)
bouleau jaune, merisier (Fr.)
wilen (Innu)
Bark :Infusion taken for dysentery [Algonquin 75]. Used in rheumatism, also chewed or steeped and used against diarrhoea, indigestion and stomach cramps [Mi'kmaq 62]. Used to make plasters [Innu 72].