Populus deltoides (eastern cottonwood)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves with deltoid shape;. upper surface bright, shiny, yellowish green; coarsely toothed, teeth curved and gland tipped
  • Buds long-pointed, 3-sided, resinous
  • Vigorous shoots with corky linear ridges
  • Twigs with large leaf scars and 3 conspicuous bundle scars
  • Grows in river floodplains, often along stream banks; colonizes wet, disturbed sites

Sourced from page 121 of "Michigan Trees"


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