The Black Poplar.
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.