It is native to the northern forests and wetlands of Canada (British Columbia east to Newfoundland) and the northeastern contiguous United States (Idaho south to Wyoming, and east to Maine and Maryland).
The flowers are soft silky silvery catkins, borne in early spring before the new leaves appear, with the male and female catkins on different plants (dioecious); the male catkins mature yellow at pollen release.
The auditory cortex of the bat Phyllostomus discolor : Localization and organization of basic response properties.(Research article)
Jul 14, 2008; Authors: Susanne Hoffmann (corresponding author) ; Uwe Firzlaff ; Susanne Radtke-Schuller ; Britta Schwellnus ; Gerd...