Bog birch is also known as swamp birch and the smallest member of the birches native to Ohio. It rarely grows taller than 10-15' and commonly forms shrubby thickets on the margins of fens, bogs, and wooded swamps. Apart from the leaves the maturing fruit bodies on the shrub in the photograph should have helped in narrowing this down to a member of the Betulaceae family.
Thanks to those who played along and I look forward to posting more plant quizzes in the near future!
I've been getting back into the blogging mindset and attitude recently and while I'm organizing and writing I thought I'd throw in an appetizer-like plant quiz post in the mean time. Check out the photograph below and see what you think and comment with your guesses and/or answers. Best of luck!
|Do you recognize this plant?|