Aspen - Populus tremula
Spreading tree to 20 metres. Suckering. Leaves greyish beneath and fluttering on long flattened stalks. Fruiting catkins to 12 cm.
Woodland, hedgerows and the banks of rivers and streams.
February to March.
Damp woods, copses.
Frequent and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 102 of the 617 tetrads.
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