OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Populus balsamifera   FAMILY Salicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Populus balsamifera var. balsamifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Balsam Poplar, Hackmatack, Tacamahac


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Populus balsamifera   FAMILY Salicaceae

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

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Populus balsamifera var. balsamifera

 

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4343

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: floodplains, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 7-10cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
20-30 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins, inflorescence pendulous

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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