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  • Scientific Names
    • Populus trichocarpa
    • Populus balsamifera trichocarpa
  • English
    • black cottonwood
    • Western Balsam Poplar

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brewbooks

Date

March 20, 2015 03:10 PM PDT

Description

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.

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black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) Populus trichocarpa

Observer

paul_norwood

Date

March 25, 2015 07:01 AM AKDT

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What

black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

Observer

ksabo

Date

March 9, 2015

Description

Two young black sycamores alongside the fire road. Height for each was 3'.

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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bio3paiha

Date

January 26, 2015 01:14 PM MST

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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ryancun

Date

December 3, 2014

Description

Leaves alternate, deciduous, oval, margins finely round. Spade shaped with serrated edges.

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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amberlei

Date

the past

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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drew759

Date

the past

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Square

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

Observer

wenpei

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Black Cottonwoods are common at UBNA and they are easy to identify.

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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bdarby

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

has different color on each size of the leaf. leaf looks like a round arrowhead

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

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aelefson

Date

November 2, 2014

Description

Spade like leaves with a gray bark and catkin remnants.

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Square

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

Observer

jwong1

Date

December 3, 2014

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black cottonwood Populus trichocarpa

Observer

hungrysam

Date

October 11, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood; also known as western balsam poplar or California poplar) is a deciduous broadleaf tree species native to western North America. It is used for timber, and is notable as a model organism in plant biology. Its full genome sequence was published in 2006. It is the first tree species to be sequenced.

No range data available.