[Aspen, Cottonwoods and Poplars East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Lombardy Poplar

Populus nigra

Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica

Lombardy Poplar: Populus nigra (Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica)

Lombardy poplars as seen at the Dalles Mt. Ranch in the Columbia Hills State Park, WA..................May 10, 2009.

Lombardy Poplar: Populus nigra (Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica) - Leaf of Lombardy Poplar: Populus nigra (Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica)

Lombardy poplar as seen along the Yakima River at Horn Rapids Park, Benton County, Washington.................October 2, 2012.

Leaf of Lombardy Poplar: Populus nigra (Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica) -- Leaf of Lombardy Poplar: Populus nigra (Synonyms: Populus dilatata, Populus italica, Populus nigra var. italica)

Examples of stem leaves of lombardy poplar as seen at the Dalles Mt. Ranch in the Columbia Hills State Park, WA..................May 10, 2009. Note the dorso-ventrally flattened petiole, slightly crenulate to toothed margins and broadly triangular to rhombic shape of the leaf blade.

Paul Slichter