White Poplar

White_Poplar_jpgThis family (Salicaceae) is commonly called the Willow family.  Pollen of the White Poplar is allergenic.  The wood yields dyes.  Members of this family provide valuable wild animal food.

OtherCommonName:

Silver Leaved Poplar

ScientificName:

Populus alba

Community:

Thicket

PlantStatus:

Naturalized (native of Eurasia)

LifeSpan:

Perennial

PlantHeight:

to 80 feet

FruitingTime:

Distribution:

Southern Canada and throughout the United Stated ~ Statewide in NJ

FloweringTime:

April

IdentifyingCharacteristics:

Bark is whitish-gray ~ Branches wide spreading, terminal bud and young twigs are covered with dense matted hairs ~ leaves white also covered with dense matted hairs beneath, palmately 3-7 lobed on long shoots, ovate and irregularly dentate on short ones ~ Stamens 6-10, stigmas 2, deeply cleft, slender thread-like ~ Seeds 1-3 per placenta