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Quaking Aspen Aspen in fall with an early snowfall. Populus tremuloides Click/tap to enlarge

Quaking Aspen

Aspen in fall with an early snowfall.

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''Populus tremuloides'' is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name Aspen. It is commonly called quaking aspen, trembling aspen, American aspen, Quakies, mountain or golden aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, popple, and even more names. The trees have tall trunks, up to 25 meters tall, with smooth pale bark, scarred with black. The glossy green leaves, dull beneath, become golden to yellow, rarely red, in autumn. The species.. more

Similar species: Malpighiales
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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Uploaded May 21, 2015.