Other names: White Poplar.
Family: Salicaceae (Willow family).
Native of Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.
Occurrence: A weed along creeks and in damp places.
Silver Poplar has been widely planted. It often spreads.
Populus: from the name used by the Romans for Arbor populi, the Peoples' Tree; alba: white.
Photos 1: Buds. The flowers are in catkins. Victoria Gully.
2: Mature tree. Vaughan.
3, 4: Leaves are green above and silvery below.
5: Seedling Silver Poplar. Parker St, Castlemaine.
6: Silver Poplars. Happy Valley Road, beside Forest Creek.