Populus nigra L.
Family: Salicaceae
black poplar, Lombardy poplar
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Etymology: Populus: Latin for "poplar," derivation obscure
Plants: perennial tree to 60' tall with dark, furrowed bark; very narrow crown; almost vertical branches from near the base of trunk
Leaves: hairy when young, finely toothed, triangular-oval shape
Flowers: 2"-3" long hanging catkin
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established