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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Populus alba

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-02-003:
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Populus alba

 

COMMON NAME:
White Poplar, Silver Poplar


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image of Populus alba, White Poplar, Silver Poplar

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_poal7_001_lvd

        

image of Populus alba, White Poplar, Silver Poplar

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.

image of Populus alba, White Poplar, Silver Poplar

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Populus alba

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-02-003:
Populus alba   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Populus alba

 

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1138

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, forest edges, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
5-12 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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