Also called swamp poplar and downy poplar.

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

Native to the 🇺🇸 USA Mississippi Valley and mid-Atlantic.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Populus hosts caterpillars of 367 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also 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 ♒︎ swamp cottonwood Populus heterophylla

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