Also called eastern balsam poplar, bam, bamtree, hackmatack, tacamahac poplar and tacamahaca.  Part of the "poplar" genus Populus.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada, Alaska, and northernmost continental 🇺🇸 USA.

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

Can form a hybrid with eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides (also part of the "poplar" genus Populus), forming balm of Gilead Populus gileadensis.   It occurs occasionally in nature.

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