Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Salix alba L. image
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Family Salicaceae
Salix alba L.
white willow
Salix: Latin name for the willow and meaning "to leap or spring" in reference to its fast growth
alba: Latin for "white"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: perennial tree to 80'; widely spreading crown; yellowish-brown twigs; grayish-brown, irregularly furrowed bark
Flower: 1 1/2"-2" long erect catkins
Leaf:lance-like to narrowly oval, 2"-4" long, underside whitened, edges finely toothed, stalks with distinct glands near the blade
Habitat: moist; lakeshores, streambanks
(Glossary)

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