Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
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Read more about Swamp Cottonwood at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont) (rare in GA)
Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p309
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p115
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p248