Origin: Northern hemisphere
Scientific Name: Betula spp.
Folk Names: Beith, beth, downy birch, European white birch, hairy birch, lady of the woods, moor birch, white birch
Associated Celebrations: Floralia
Deities: Aphrodite, Brigantia, Brighid, Earth Mother, Freya, Frigga, Idunna, Nethus, Persephone, Sif, Thor, Venus
Parts used: Wood/bark, leaves
Magical Properties: Beginnings, purification, protection, healing, divination, fertility, love