Large deciduous tree reaching heights of 45.7 meters (150ft). Leaves are toothed with flattened stalks that have glands at the top of each stalk. Leaves are ovaloid. Seeds appear cottony and are dispersed by wind.
Found in swampy areas and moist soils. Ranges from Quebec down Eastern seaboard into Texas.
Uses and Parts Used
Inner bark tea used for scurvy.
As a member of the willow family, Cottonwoods contain salicin, a compound found in aspirin.