Narrowleaf Cottonwood

    Narrowleaf Cottonwood

     

    Key to the Trees of Logan Canyon

     

    Do the twigs have a distinctive terminal bud covered with several scales(buds may not be visible when twigs are growing in the spring and early summer); with narrow, lance-shaped leaves? It is a narrowleaf cottonwood(Populus angustifolia).

    Narrowleaf cottonwood illustration

    Narrowleaf cottonwood leaves

    Do the twigs not have a terminal bud, the lateral buds covered with a single cap-like scale? These are willow trees.







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