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Rio Grande Cottonwood

Populus fremontii (possibly Populus deltoides wislizeni


A large poplar tree with broad green leaves and deeply furrowed bark. The naturally growing species often have a tall main trunk angled to one side.


This tree grows in clay soils (once flood Plains) along the Rio Grande where the water table is high.


It is spring and these leaves are very small and young. I am unable to distinguish between Populus fremontii and Populus deltoides wislizeni beyond a doubt so if you know please tell me which it is.

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Graham Monroe
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Graham Monroe

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2017
Submitted on Apr 26, 2017

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