black cottonwood

Populus trichocarpa

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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.

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  1. (c) Tom Brandt, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/12567713@N00/471696773
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_trichocarpa

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