Also spelled Populus jackii, and also called Populus gileadensis.

Native to nowhere, this is a hybrid between balsam poplar Populus balsamifera × eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides,  both part of the "poplar" genus Populus.  It occurs occasionally in nature.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Populus hosts caterpillars of 367 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Is sometime planted as a shade tree.

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