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)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 367 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Is sometime planted as a shade tree.

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