White Poplar (Populus alba)

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Forest Types: (Introduced)


Non-native tree that has "escaped" along roads and near home sites; leaves broadly toothed, with silvery white undersides.

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Along the sides of roads and near home sites; growing east of the Great Plains.

Stature: Up to 50 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with a rounded or irregular crown.

Leaves: Up to 4 inches long; simple; bluntly pointed; very broadly toothed; dark green above; silvery white and fuzzy below; stems to 3 inches long.

Bark: Smooth and grayish or white at first; at maturity deeply furrowed and blackish.

Flowers: On catkins in spring; fruits tiny, attached to cottony hairs.

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Populus alba

Populus alba

Populus alba

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