Common name : Poplar, Quaking Aspen

Scientific name : Populustremula

Family : Salicaceae

Native land : Northern Hemisphere

Poplar is a slender deciduous tree that grows up to 30 metres tall. It displays a smooth, grey-green bark, random branching, rich green leaves that turn brilliant yellow during autumn. Poplar trees are either female or male. In spring, both male and female trees produce dense clusters of tiny flowers called catkins. They are distinguished by the shape of their leaves that are pointed at the tip. It is an important factor in maintaining the biodiversity of forest ecosystems. The bark of the tree is chiefly used in intermittent fevers. It has been employed as a diuretic in urinary infections.

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