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Northwest Missouri State University


Eastern Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

Native. Kansas state tree. Indians nicknamed it the necklace poplar. Leaves are roughly 3 to 6 inches long and triangular. Height to 100 feet. Early settlers welcomed the shade and buffalo used the rough, ridged bark to help shed their winter coats. The cottony seed mass is seen under and around the tree at dispersal time and can be a nuisance.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.143 W94 53.166

Trail Number: C35

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Bark - Eastern Cottonwood

Leaf - Eastern Cottonwood

Summer - Eastern Cottonwood

Summer '08 - Eastern Cottonwood