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Poplar (Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar, European Aspen, Cottonwood, Water Poplar, White Poplar)

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  • Common Name: Poplar (Black Poplar, Lombardy Poplar, European Aspen, Cottonwood, Water Poplar, White Poplar)
  • Latin Name: Populus spp.
  • Family Name: Salicaceae
The bark and leaves of this native tree contain significant amounts of salicin, a bitter glycoside that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and is similar in chemical make-up to aspirin.  While nibbling a few leaves will probably do your tortoise no harm, it is best to avoid feeding all parts of the Poplar tree.
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