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Watson Woods
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Mint Wash - Tr 345
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Tall, upright form with a broad, flat-topped crown. Found along streams and in moist areas. Hybridizes with Populus angustifolia to produce Populus hinkleyana and with Populus tricocarpa to produce Populus parryi.
Height: 100 feet     Width: 20 to 40 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 150 - 6000 feet

Similar Species: Populus angustifolia


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow-green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Feb - Apr
Description: Tiny, 4 inches long followed by fuzzy white, cottony seeds. Male and female on separate trees. Female forms long, slender catkins.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Yellow-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Shiny, broadly triangular and pointed to 2-1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide with coarsely toothed margins. Base of leaf is nearly straight. In autumn leaves turn golden yellow before falling.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Light-brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Light brown, small egg-shaped capsules, splits (3 parts) to disseminate numerous, small fuzzy, white cottony seeds.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray to Brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Branches on young trees are gray-brown, thin and smooth. Bark on old trees is dark reddish-brown, thick and deeply furrowed. Trunk can be up to 4 feet in diameter but usually less.

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