Calflora
Taxon  Report   11946    
Populus trichocarpa  Torr. & A. Gray ex Hook.
Black cottonwood
Populus trichocarpa
© 2018 Katie Rodriguez
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Populus trichocarpa
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Populus trichocarpa
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Populus trichocarpa, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Populus trichocarpa
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: SALICACEAE  
Genus: Populus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
ICPN: Populus trichocarpa f. ingrata
ICPN: Populus trichocarpa var. ingrata
More information about  Populus trichocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POBAT)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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