Taxonomy

Populus tremula | Aspen | Crann creathach

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

Flowering: March; catkins

Fruits: Minute seeds with tuft of silky hairs

Twigs & bark: Twigs grey; bark grey, smooth then with ridges when mature

Habitat

Rocky places, mountain glens, hedgerows and heathland 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Fairly frequent especially in west, north and east, sometimes planted

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

 Leaves tremble in the gentlest of breezes due to long flat leaf stalks

 

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