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 poplar  genus Populus and willow  family Salicaceae.   The hybrid 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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