Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read more about Eastern Cottonwood at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Populus deltoides var. deltoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_p_deltoides_delt_7860
March Iredell County NC
2-4" staminate & pistillate catkins appear before leaves in early spring, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Terry Holdsclaw tdh_p_deltoides_deltoid_1
December Catawba County NC
A large native tree with a wide crown, to 45m tall in some sites, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.