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Favorite thing: Since 1937 the Common Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) has been designated the state tree of Kansas. Well adapted for life on the high plains, the Cottonwood is common along rivers and streams, and may often be found standing alone on the prairie, as in this photo. The tree takes its name from the fluffy white seeds, produced by the female tree, which float on the wind in mid-summer.
The Cottonwood belongs to the same family of trees as do the Poplars and Aspens. It is a tall tree, up to 100 feet high and 5 feet in diameter, with coarse-toothed leaves. These large trees can live for more than a century.
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