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.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > 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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