Narrow-Leaf Poplar

Genus Populus
Willow Family (Salicaceae)

Narrow-Leaf Poplar trees

Narrow-Leaf Poplar
(Populus angustifolia)

This tree is also known as a cottonwood because of the fluffy cotton-like material that surrounds the tiny seeds when they mature.

This cotton often fills the air and covers the ground under the trees in the early summer.

Leaves of a Narrow-Leaf Cottonwood

The trees grow along stream banks and in canyon bottoms. The average height is about 40 feet.

The leaves are lance shaped, and about 3 inches long.