Part of aspen/cottonwood/poplar  genus Populus and willow  family Salicaceae.

If the mid-vein=narrow and buds=slightly-hairy (rather than mid-vein=​wide and buds=​sticky), some sources call this the subspecies:

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Great Plains, Midwest, East and South.

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

Can form a hybrid with balsam poplar  Populus balsamifera (also part of the aspen/cottonwood/poplar  genus Populus ), forming balm of Gilead  Populus × jackii.   The hybrid occurs occasionally in nature.

Learn more about eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides

Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Google Google images Michigan Flora USDA PLANTS db USFS Wikipedia