Taxon  Report   11946 
Populus trichocarpa  Torr. & A. Gray ex Hook.
Black cottonwood
Populus trichocarpa
© 2013 Jean Pawek
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Populus trichocarpa
© 2013 Sierra Pacific Industries
Populus trichocarpa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Populus trichocarpa, 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 trichocarpa
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Populus
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
Alternate Names:
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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
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 27, 2018).

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