Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2574

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont) (rare in GA)

Look for it in blackwater and brownwater swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
12-20 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 heterophylla   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus heterophylla   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 051-02-005:
Populus heterophylla   FAMILY Salicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Cottonwood


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image of Populus heterophylla, Swamp Cottonwood

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pohe4_001_lvd