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


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

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it in floodplains, disturbed areas , per Weakley's Flora

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

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Moist

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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