Taxon  Report   6799 
Populus tremuloides  Michaux
Quaking aspen
Populus tremuloides
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Populus tremuloides
© 2002 Timothy D. Ives
Populus tremuloides
© 2016 Keir Morse
Populus tremuloides, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Populus tremuloides
© 2008 John Dittes
Genus: Populus
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Populus ×polygonifolia
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. vancouveriana
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. rhomboidea
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. magnifica
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. intermedia
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. cercidiphylla
PLANTS: Populus tremuloides var. aurea
PLANTS: Populus tremula ssp. tremuloides
PLANTS: Populus cercidiphylla
PLANTS: Populus aurea
PLANTS: Populus vancouveriana
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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