Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about White Poplar at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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.
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (uncommon in GA, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)
Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
- SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
- US Forest Service Southern Research Station
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p110
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p351
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p114
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p46
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p246