Planted near first culvert.
Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood) buds. They are sticky and smell pretty good, sort of a resin odor. They contain Salicin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound.
Suckers from a tree long gone.
Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. English names variously applied to different species include poplar /ˈpɒp.lər/, aspen, and cottonwood.