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Black Poplar

Populus nigra

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Malpighiales
Family:
Salicaceae (Willow)
Type:
Deciduous tree
Maximum Size:
33 metres tall
Habitats:
Floodplains, waterside, wetland, woodland.

Flower:
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Red, no petals
 
Male and female catkins appear on separate trees. Males are red and females green. Wind pollinated.
Fruit:
The female flowers develop into the fruit. The fruit are capsules contain cottony seeds. The capsules burst open, leaving the seeds to fall to the ground in late summer. The fluffy seeds are sometimes referred to as 'poplar snow'.
Leaves:
A deciduous tree. Long-stalked and heart-shaped leaves tapering to a point, up to 12cm long. The edges of the leaves are finely serrated. Not hairy. The glossy leaves turn yellow in autumn.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

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