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Large-tooth Aspen (Populus grandidentata Michx.)

Also known as bigtooth aspen, big-tooth aspen, large-toothed aspen, American aspen, white poplar; also classified as A tree of northeastern North America, preferring slightly drier sites than quaking aspen..

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Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


Most common on floodplains, rolling terrain, and lower slopes of upland areas. Most aboundant on sandy soils, but can grow on most soil types. Tolerates drier conditions than quaking aspen, and requires well-aerated soil for good growth.

Limited to early-successional stages of habitats where it occurs; often found on sites that have experienced recent disturbance such as fire or logging.

Bigtooth Aspen | The Wood Database (About This Site)

Bigtooth Aspen | Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata (Big-Tooth Aspen) | Illinois Wildflowers (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata (Large-tooth Aspen) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata | Go Botany (About This Site)

Bigtooth Aspen | Virginia Tech Dendrology Factsheets (About This Site)

Bigtooth Aspen | Silvics of North America (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Populus grandidentata | Flora of North America (About This Site)

Bigtooth Aspen | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)