Name: Hybrid Black Poplar
Scientific name: Populus X canadensis
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 30
About: A commonly planted and naturalized variety of the Black Poplar, frequently seen along river sides and in parks.
How to identify: Taller and straighter than the native Black Poplar, with slightly more rounded leaves.
Fantastic fact: The most familiar variety is the very tall, narrow Lombardy Poplar.
Photograph credit: Jeff Van Campen