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Mystery Tree #7

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  • Leaves: Large leaves (6 in. long), especially the leaves near the top of the tree which are much larger; triangular in shape with a long petiole; green on top and white below with rusty markings.
  • Fruit: capsules dangling on a stem that pop open and have cottony tufts attached to tiny, black seeds.
  • Twigs: stout, arranged alternately on branches; the buds at the end of the twigs are large, pointed, sticky, and smell sweet.
  • Distribution: Found this tree along a watercourse in the Willamette valley, western Oregon, but can be identified in riparian areas from southeast Alaska to Baja California, and from the Pacific Coast to the Dakotas.

 

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