Large tree next to lake; starting to bloom (deciduous leaves collected from ground); 20 m tall.
North side of Weatherford Lake.
Closer observation of a tree observation I posted a little while ago.
I have yet to stop and get closer to this tree to verify the species but it is behind a fence and on the Cahuilla Indian Reservation. It is really majestic at any time of the year but quite colorful right now.
Addendum after walking to the tree: It is in the genus of Populus and I will add a closer observation.
Poplar growing on the banks of Merri Creek
Leaves alternate, deciduous, oval, margins finely round. Spade shaped with serrated edges.
Ovate shape leaves, cute.
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.