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Eastern Cottonwood - Populus deltoides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Tree 20–30 m with spreading branches. Bark tan, deeply furrowed. Leaf blades 5–10 cm long, deltoid, ca. as long as wide, ca. the same color above and beneath; the base truncate to cordate; the tip long-attenuate; the margins with teeth at least 1 mm deep. Catkins 5–12 cm long; stigmas 3 to 4. Capsules 8–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies monilifera (Aiton) Eckenw.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to QC south to CO, TX and FL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 54

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References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
    • Shafroth. R B.. G. T. Auble. and M. L. Scott. 1995. Germination and establishment of the native plains Cottonwood (Populits deltoides Marshall subsp. monilifera) and the exotic Russian-olive {Elaeagnvs angustifolia L.). Conservation Biology 9: 1169-1175.
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