E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Populus trichocarpa subsp. trichocarpa
black cottonwood
Salicaceae (Willow family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Bryan Kelly-McArthur  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #81376)

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Distribution of Populus trichocarpa
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Ecological Framework for Populus trichocarpa

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 2 721 2050
Slope Gradient (%) 0 10 220
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0 197 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 4 8
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(53), BWBS(35), CDF(1), CWH(304), ESSF(68), ICH(401), IDF(189), MH(17), MS(92), PP(35), SBPS(12), SBS(249), SWB(1)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Populus balsamifera L.

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