Populus balsamifera

ClassificationDicots
FamilySalicaceae
Family (Traditional)Salicaceae
GenusPopulus
SpeciesPopulus balsamifera L.
Common NameBalsam poplar, Balsampappel
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesHabit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 3.7
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); G5T5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Populus tacanahaca var. candicans Populus tacanahaca var. candicans (Aiton) Stout
Populus tacanahaca var. lanceolata Populus tacanahaca var. lanceolata (Marshall) Farw.
Populus tacanahaca var. michauxii Populus tacanahaca var. michauxii (Dode) Farw.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Pike (KY), Grainger (TN), Maury (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 1998

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100651262 Menifee Kentucky 25 Apr 1989 Ross C. Clark
22207
EKY
Populus balsamifera
31234100651361 Grainger Tennessee 15 Aug 1992 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Populus balsamifera
31234100651296 Menifee Kentucky 06 Sep 1989 Ross C. Clark
22338
EKY
Populus balsamifera
31973000018667 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Populus balsamifera
TENN-V-0075120 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Populus balsamifera
APSC0003733 Warren Tennessee 14 Jul 1967 CA Holt
APSC
Populus balsamifera
APSC0103149 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Populus balsamifera
MTSU011722 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Oct 1998 Sherry Prayter
MTSU
Populus balsamifera
31234100651221 Carter Kentucky 30 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10978
EKY
Populus balsamifera
31234100651270 Menifee Kentucky 06 Sep 1989 Ross C. Clark
22338
EKY
Populus balsamifera
BEREA021739 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Populus balsamifera
31973000018666 Pike Kentucky
KNK
Populus balsamifera
APSC0003735 Polk Tennessee 14 May 1992 Milo Pyne
92-054
APSC
Populus balsamifera
MTSU011721 Maury Tennessee 09 Nov 1988 Peggy Whaley
MTSU
Populus balsamifera
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