Salicaceae Family

44 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-44

Cottonwood LeavesCottonwood Leaves (07/02/2008) Well shaped large cottonwood leaves viewed from the Parking Lot of Neff Creek Canyon.

Morning LightMorning Light (09/20/2002) I was trying to take artsy pictures early in the morning.

Trail through the AspenTrail through the Aspen (10/09/2007) The Mount Aire Trail climbs through a grove of aspen.

Aspen ForestAspen Forest (09/20/2002) An aspen forest on Grand Mesa.

Aspen ForestAspen Forest (09/20/2002)

Morning LightMorning Light (09/20/2002) The aspen in the morning light on Colorado's Grand Mesa.

Morning SunMorning Sun (09/20/2002)

AspenAspen (09/20/2002) Well, the camera doesn't handle contrast well. Oh well.

AspenAspen (09/20/2002)

Fall is OnFall is On (09/25/2002) A brightly colored grove seen from highway 40 in Colorado.

Colorado AspenColorado Aspen (09/21/2002) A picture from Grand Mesa toward Grand Valley.

Autumn ColorAutumn Color (09/25/2002) Quaking Aspen add a little color to the views of the Arapaho National Forest.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (05/19/2006) The Bowman Trail enters this Aspen grove. I chose to turn around here.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (06/20/2006) A flower hunting enthusiast in an Aspen Grove.

Dry ForkDry Fork (06/20/2006) Dry Fork of the Weber River tumbling through an aspen grove.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (06/15/2006) The trail heads through an aspen grove. Unfortunately, people had carved their names in many of the trees; so the trees weren't as clean as one would like.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (06/15/2006) Aspen Grove on the Elbow Fork Trail.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (06/15/2006) Aspen Grove on the Elbow Fork Trail in the Wasatch Mountains.

Aspen ForestAspen Forest (06/15/2006) An aspen forest near the pass between Elbow Fork and Lambs Canyon.

Aspen GroveAspen Grove (06/15/2006) An aspen grove near the pass between Elbows Fork and Lambs Canyon.

44 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-44

Poplar Family

The Salicaceae Family includes several notable genres of trees including the Poplar, Aspen, Willow and Cottonwood.

Aspen groves are always a favorite subject of photographers. Aspen have a unique ability to glisten. The aspen leaves turn a bright yellow in the Fall. Usually an entire colony will change color at the same time making for uniform colors or defined splotches of color on mountainsides.

Cottonwoods are a fast growing tree. They are noted for their ability to survive in extremely hot dry climates. You will often find lone groves of Cottonwood growing along watering holes of the desert.

Sundance Catalog

Context: Flowers

Trees (24 pictures) Most members of the Salicaceae Family are considered trees.

Alpine Loop (101 pictures) The Alpine Loop around Mount Timpanogos brings the traveler through an intriguing grove of Aspen that contrasts with the towering mountains.

Big Cottonwood Canyon (151 pictures) Big Cottonwood Canyon was named for a tree at the base of the canyon during the days of the pioneers.

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