Cottonwood

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Description

Willow Family : Salicaceae

Latin Name : Populus deltoides
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks :

Common name, “Eastern cottonwood”. This deciduous tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and obtain an 8 foot diameter trunk. Flowers February to May, fruit ripening May to June. The leaves are browsed by livestock, deer, and rabbits. The seeds are eaten by a variety of birds; turkey prefer this tree for roosting. Adapted to rich, moist soils along streams, rivers and creeks.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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