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Narrowleaf Cottonwood

Populus angustifolia




First Noted by Expedition
June 12, 1805, at Great Falls, Montana.
 

Description
Tree with narrow, conical crown of slender, upright branches and with resinous, balsam-scented buds. Leaves 2-5 in (5-13 cm) long, 0.5-1 in (1.2-2.5 cm) wide. Height: 50 ft (15 m). Diameter: 1.5 ft (0.5 m).
 

Habitat
Moist soils along streams in mountains; with willows and alders in coniferous forests.
 

Range
Mountains from southern Alberta and extreme southwestern Saskatchewan south to Trans-Pecos Texas and California; also northern Mexico; at 3,000-8,000 ft (914-2,438 m).
 

Note
This is the common cottonwood of the northern Rocky Mountains. It is easily distinguishable from related species by the narrow, short-stalked, willowlike leaves.

Species information from enature.com
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