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Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Also known as trembling aspen.

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Summary

A Populus species with a northerly distribution across North America from coast to coast, also found farther south in mountainous areas of the West. The common name "quaking" references the striking visual effect produced when the leaves, which are lighter on the underside, rustle in the wind.

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Native
Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Native or Expanded 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.