Populus fremontii. FREMONT COTTONWOOD. Western North America
The leaf is triangular, about 3 inches long, and has a
toothed edge but the teeth are rounded. The leaf petiole is flattened. This cottonwood
is found in parts of California that are drier than here. A wild population grows
along the creek that runs on the west side of Stanford Avenue, below Frenchman’s
dam (across from Ryan Court); large trees can be seen below Junipero Serra Boulevard
at the highway bridge near Alpine Road. Specimens also are on Serra Street between
El Camino Real and Pampas Lane. A Fremont cottonwood near Sutter’s Fort
State Park, Sacramento, was 82 feet tall in 1968.
SALICACEAE (Willow family)
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Name derivation, genus | speciesRelated material: John Thomas in his 1961 Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains gives only one location: "San Francisquito Creek near Stanford".