Fremont Cottonwood, Populus fremontii

Fremont Cottonwood
Populus fremontii



Tree

Leaves

Bark

Female Flower Catkins

Male Flower Catkins

Male Flower Catkins, Spent

Seeds (why they call it Cottonwood!)

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Family: Salicaceae, Willow Family
Perennial
Blooms in Spring
Habitat Preferred: Edge Riparian
Photo taken at: Tuzigoot Bridge (leaves) and Deadhorse Ranch State Park (tree, bark) 9/99
Bloom Color: Male - Yellow to red catkins, Female - Green clusters of small flowers
Other Common Names: Cottonwood
Comments: This is the common Cottonwood of the Verde Valley, and most of Arizona. Cottonwoods provide very important habitat for many birds. Cottonwoods get their name from the profusion of cotton-like seeds that they shed every spring.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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