Quaking Aspen - Populus tremuloides
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Tree 2–45 m with spreading branches. Bark smooth, pale, furrowed with age. Leaf blades broadly ovate to orbicular, truncate at the base, 2–8 cm long, pale beneath. Female catkins 4–10 cm long; stigmas 2. Capsules 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Newfoundland, Labrador to southern Alaska; British Columbia through Alberta to New Jersey; Virginia, Missouri and the mountains of western United States and northern Mexico (Fowells 1965). The most widely distributed native tree in North America (Knotts, 1999).
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Along streams, wetlands, topographic depressions, cool slopes where the soil is somewhat moist; plains, valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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