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Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)
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Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

General: Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) is a tall, stately tree with a rounded top, heart-shaped leaves, and thick gray, furrowed bark.

Fremont's Cottonwood is found along washes, rivers, and other wet areas in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

Family: Willow (Salicaceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Tall, stately tree with flat to rounded top.

Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

Height: 40 to 90 ft.

Trunk: Tall, stout, with deeply furrowed, gray bark.

Leaves: Heart shaped.

Flowers: Catkins. Separate male and female trees.

Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

Seeds: Small seeds tufted with cottony hairs that ride on the wind

Distribution: Washes, river corridors, springs from west Texas to California.

Elevation: To about 6,000 feet.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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