White Poplar (Populus alba)
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Forest Types: (Introduced)
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.
Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2005, August). White poplar (Populus alba). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/populus_alba.html