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Wyoming State Tree:

Plains cottonwood tree - click to see all state trees
Plains cottonwood tree; photo ©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS PLANTS Database.
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Plains Cottonwood

Wyoming designated the plains cottonwood as official state tree in 1947. The plains cottonwood is a large, fast-growing, short-lived tree of the Great Plains and eastern border of the Rocky Mountains. Members of the willow family, cottonwoods are named for the cottonlike mass of hairs surrounding their seeds. They are related to poplars and aspens.

Cottonwood seeds - click to see all state trees
Photo of cottonwood seeds by Steve Hurst / USDA/NRCS Plants Database. See All State Trees - National Tree.
Plains cottonwood leaves - click to see all state trees
Plains cottonwood tree leaves; photo ©J.S. Peterson /
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database. See All State Trees | National Tree.
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State Symbols: Wyoming SOS
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