Friday, November 1, 2013


"A river of very good water but little depth, whose banks are well peopled with black poplars, very tall and smooth, and other trees of Castile and which descends from high white mountains."

-Sebastian Vizcaino, Carmel River's discoverer

Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood; also known as California poplar) is a deciduous broadleaf tree species native to western North America.  It has a Mitochondrial genome of 803,000 base pairs, and 52 genes.
From Wikipedia
Picture from Las Pilitas

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