*Populus nigra Linnaeus. Phen: Mar-May; May-Jun. Hab: Disturbed suburban areas. Dist: Native of s. Europe. Cultivated in various forms, especially the columnar ‘Lombardy Poplar’; short-lived and weakly spreading to disturbed areas in the vicinity of plantings, especially by root sprouts (Diamond 2013).
Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa
Synonymy: = C, FNA7, G, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tx; = n/a – RAB; > Populus italica (Du Roi) Moench – S; > Populus nigra L. var. italica Du Roi – F, WV; > Populus nigra L. var. nigra – F, Il, Il