Taxon  Report   11946 
Populus trichocarpa  Hook.
Black cottonwood
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
© 2008 Keir Morse
Populus trichocarpa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Populus trichocarpa
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Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Populus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
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TJM2: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
 Information about  Populus trichocarpa  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2015).

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