OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Populus deltoides var. deltoides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-02-002:
Populus deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Cottonwood


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image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

JK Marlow    jkm191222_2363_p_deltoide

    Clay County    AL

Cheaha State Park

image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7860

March    Iredell County    NC

2-4" staminate & pistillate catkins appear before leaves in early spring, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7861

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7868

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_3741

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides, Eastern Cottonwood

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_deltoid_1

December    Catawba County    NC

A large native tree with a wide crown, to 45m tall in some sites, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Populus deltoides var. deltoides

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-02-002:
Populus deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

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

 

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Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon to rare in Mountains)

Habitat: Riverbanks, bottomland forests (not found along blackwater streams), river bars, rarely weedy in upland situations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
(30)40-80 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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