Taxon  Report   11946    
Populus trichocarpa  Torr. & A. Gray ex 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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Genus: Populus
Habitat: streambanks

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa

Alternate Names:
JEF: Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
ICPN: Populus trichocarpa f. ingrata
ICPN: Populus trichocarpa var. ingrata
More information about  Populus trichocarpa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 01, 2020).