Part of aspen/cottonwood/poplar  genus Populus in willow  family Salicaceae.   Cultivar Populus nigra 'Italica' is known as the Lombardy Poplar.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, southwest and central Asia, and northwest Africa.   Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in Michigan   It was widely planted in North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] —look around for other stems!

Learn more about 🇪🇺 ◼︎ European black poplar Populus nigra

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