OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

        

 

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

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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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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