Taxonomy

Populus nigra | Black-poplar | Poibleog dubh

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

Flowers: March-April; catkins

Fruits: White woolly seeds in June

Twig & bark: Twig pale yellow, brown towards tip; bark dark with short furrows

Habitat

Watersides and hedgerows, a lowland species

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Quite rare, may be planted in places

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

The subspecies betulifera is thought to be the native subspecies in Ireland

 

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