OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus heterophylla   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Populus heterophylla

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

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

 

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

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Populus heterophylla   FAMILY Salicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Populus heterophylla

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

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

 

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2574

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: blackwater and brownwater swamp forests, tidal swamp forests, depression ponds, interdune ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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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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