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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Populus trichocarpa (Black Cottonwood)

Un-common native, perennial tree found in creeks (noted in the upper Cieneguitas Creek watershed). Leaves turn yellow in autumn and are shed. Blooms in spring.

Populus trichocarpa (Black Cottonwood). Pictured in spring.


Populus trichocarpa (Black Cottonwood). Pictured in spring.