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Silver Poplar - introduced (*Populus alba)

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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.
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