Other names: Italian Poplar.
Family: Salicaceae (Willow family).Native of Asia.
Occurrence: Lombardy Poplar is widely planted. In some places it is spreading as a weed plant, particularly along streams.
Lombardy Poplar is a deciduous tree. It is sometimes planted in avenues. It prefers moist sites. It can grow from root and stem fragments.
nigra: black, from the colour of the bark of the first described species; Italica: from its abundance in Italy.
Photos 1: Young Lombardy Poplars. Old Calder Highway, Harcourt North.
2: Seedling poplars. Kennedy St, Castlemaine.
3: Leaves. Kennedy St.
Leaves. Midland Highway, Yapeen. The yellow leaves are autumn leaves.