Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about White Poplar at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
White Poplar, Silver Poplar
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_populus_alba_1
Catawba County NC
Leaves white-felted hairy beneath; margin has fewer than 15 teeth per side, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
Terry Holdsclaw tdh_populus_alba_2
April Catawba County NC
Both pistillate & staminate trees may be encountered, but rarely together, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.