The Landscape - paulsmit
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'Cottonwoods in Escalante floodplain.’

	In autumn the floodplain of the Escalante River (seen here east of the town of Escalante) colours brilliantly yellow with the leaves of cottonwoods. The Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) is exceptionally tolerant of flooding, erosion and flood deposits filling around the trunk. The tree derives its name from cottony structures around its seeds which allow them to be blown long distances. Photo Mick Palarczyk & Paul Smit.