The Black Poplar.

Botanical name: 

Populus nigra.

A tall tree, frequent about waters, and of a very beautiful aspect. The trunk is covered with a smooth pale bark; the branches are numerous, and grow with a sort of regularity. The leaves are short and broad, roundish at the base, but ending in a point; they are of a glossy shining green, and stand on long foot stalks. The flowers and seeds are inconsiderable; they appear in spring, and are little regarded.

The young leaves of the black poplar are excellent mixed in pultices, to be applied to hard painful swellings.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.