Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1140

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon to rare in Mountains)

Look for it on riverbanks, in bottomland forests (not found along blackwater streams), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
10 or more stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Populus deltoides var. deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 051-02-002:
Populus deltoides   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Cottonwood


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image of Populus deltoides var. deltoides

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 var. deltoides

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7861

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Populus deltoides var. deltoides

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7868

March    Iredell County    NC

image of Populus deltoides var. deltoides

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_deltoides_delt_3741

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Populus deltoides var. deltoides

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.