Latin name: Populus tremula

Flowering time: January - February

Uses: Early pollen

Also known as Aspen

Other poplars:

White poplar   Populus alba   Flowers: April      Southern Europe to central Asia

Black poplar   Populus nigra     Flowers: March – May     Europe


In the USA and Canada balsam poplars and cottonwoods are a good source of resin from which the bees make propolis.

Source:  Howes/Aston